Robert Cunningham does a good job of reviewing the basics of effective communication. I think his book is timely. I have witnessed my children grow up in a world that prefers texting and social media exchanges over face-to-face communication. Our heavy cultural emphasis on this type of tech-interaction is deferring the refinement of eventually-required in-person social skills.
I am really impressed when I have read this book. I always thought of myself as a great communicator and this showed me that I can still do better. The author did an excellent job and also written very well. Wishing I had had this book years ago. Would have saved me soo much misery.
I am old enough to recognize that everyone can use a refresher in effective communication. I have not met anyone that has it mastered. If you are looking for a good self-development read for yourself or for a child about to leave the nest, I recommend Cunningham’s book."