Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Life is not a romance novel

Have you ever read a romance novel? Romance is the highest selling segment of all published fiction. From Whitney, my love to the currently trending 50 Shades of Grey (73 holds on it as of this writing), one feature they all seem to share is poor communication between star-crossed lovers. If they had self-awareness and the ability to communicate honestly and openly, there would be a very different story, of course, but whenever I have picked up a bodice-busting paperback the most notable feature is an astounding lack of communication. This results in several hundred pages of uncertainty and misery. To help you avoid these pitfalls in your own life, take a look at some of our books on communication skills. The book I have featured here, Conversation Transformation, is one place to start.

[The Life is not a romance novel series started with Only connect, continued with Into the kitchen and Not so fast. Stay tuned for further installments, and please leave suggestions for future topics in the comments. Or comment on my reading choices.]

Book

Conversation transformation : recognize and overcome the 6 most destructive communication patterns
9780071769969
EleanoreC

Comments

Oh, Eleanore! I love the term "bodice buster"! Can't you just picture the man with the muscles and his shirt open to his waist, and the girl with her "girls" falling out of her dress? And, you are very right about the communication issue. AAAAhhh, romance!
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