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How to Stop Backing Down & Start Talking Back
by Lisa Frankfort
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New Harbinger, 2005 (2005)

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* * *   Reviewed by Ayesha Baumgartner

In How to Stop Backing Down & Start Talking Back, Lisa Frankfort offers ways to empower yourself through assertive communication. She writes with humor and wit, presenting alternative means of handling difficult individuals, explaining how to relate to different people more effectively, and even discussing 'dealing with the genuinely weird'.

This is an ideal book for women and especially for young women and girls who would benefit from learning to 'stand your gound, communicate your needs and feelings' clearly and assertively. This book offers humorous ways to act assertively in common situations. It explains how to say no when you mean no, to preserve time for yourself, and change your life for the better. Lisa Frankfort categorizes possible responses to fit each individual's personality and style. Whether you want to respond with a no cheerfully (nope), cutely (nosiree) or politely (with no, thank you), you are sure to gain insight and skills towards a more empowered and lighthearted you.

Each chapter helps you become more confident in getting what you want by standing up for yourself. From dealing with difficult relatives, to surviving authority figures, or handling subordinates, the book offers new ways of being, for your benefit and that of others. It's an enjoyable and educational read, and a handy guide towards a new, assertve you.

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