• How to Argue with a Cat

  • A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
  • By: Jay Heinrichs
  • Narrated by: Jay Heinrichs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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How to Argue with a Cat

By: Jay Heinrichs
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Publisher's Summary

Learn how to persuade cats - the world's most skeptical and cautious negotiators - with this primer on rhetoric and argument from the New York Times best-selling author of Thank You for Arguing! 

Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word. They can get you to drop whatever you're doing and play with them. They can make you serve their dinner way ahead of schedule. They can get you to sit down right this instant and provide a lap. On the other hand, try getting a cat to do what you want....  

While it's hard, persuading a cat is possible. And after that, persuading humans becomes a breeze, and that is what you will learn in this audiobook. 

How to Argue with a Cat will teach you how to:  

  • Hold an intelligent conversation - one of the few things easier to do with a cat than a human.
  • Argue logically, even if your opponent is furry and irrational.
  • Hack up a fallacy (the hairball of logic).
  • Make your body do the talking (cats are very good at this).
  • Master decorum: the art of fitting in with cats, venture capitalists, or humans.
  • Earn any creature's respect and loyalty.
©2018 Jay Heinrichs (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Hilarious and informational

I studied communication in college and thus I am a lover of all things persuasion. This book does not disappoint. Filled with puns, this book teaches the art of persuasion just as well as all of Jay Heinrichs published works. I highly recommend this book to all communication lovers and cat lovers alike.

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on point

love love loved this book.
way too funny not to relisten.
a definite 10 time relisten.

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awesome listen

very well written. the analogies are easy to associate with and follow. the stories make the book fun and hard to put down

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helps with people too

A Witty observation with practical tips for cat owners and those who deal with cat like people as well

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must read/listen

fantastic- funny and informative. great performance too! Will look for other books by this author myself

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Argument.

Enjoyed the comparisons to cats, by far very imaginative! My eyes are speaking now.

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Ugh

This book was.not for me. it put 50% emphasis on actual cats. which was 50%too much. I couldnt get through more tan about 40mins before deciding to not finish this book.

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Too superficial

Shame on me, thought this might be a great addendum to "Thank You For Arguing" in as much as it might offer a different perspective on the fundamentals of rhetoric. In the end, I found this to be more of a quick fly-by than anything else. Might be great start for a beginner, but as for me I guess I was too taken by Mr. Heinrich's "ethos" when I bought this book.

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it sucks ass

y’all my mf teacher made me read this shit💀don’t recommend unless u wanna fall asleep 💀

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Charming & Valuable

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Being a cat person, the advice and analogies all made sense.