Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: How to Win Friends

On May 7, 1931, the most sensational manhunt New York City had ever known had come to its climax. After two weeks of search, "Two Gun" Crowley--the killer, the gunman who didn't smoke or drink--was at bay, trapped in his sweetheart's apartment on West End Avenue.
- p. 3

But in addition to that, Thurston had a genuine interest in people. He told me that many magicians would look at the audience and say to themselves, "What a bunch of of suckers out there, what a bunch of hicks; I'll fool them all right." But Thurston's method was totally different. He told me every time he went on stage he said to himself: "I am grateful because these people come to see me. They make it possible for me to make my living in an agreeable way. I'm going to give them the very best I possibly can."
- p. 56

Synopsis of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age. Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. 
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19 comments:

  1. I have often been curious about this book...interesting excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE SILENT SISTER”

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    1. That's the reason why I read it ... I keep seeing it. Curiouser and curiouser ;)

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  2. I've of course heard of this book but for some reason never picked it up. I like the beginning and am curious how the manhunt fits into the book concept! I'll have to get this book next time I'm at the library just to see!

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    1. Unusual, yeah! It fits in, believe me ;)

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  3. I read this book a long time ago. It is very uplifting.

    Thanks for sharing today.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  4. I like the idea that a book written so long ago still have relevant advice for today's readers. Happy reading!

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  5. Yes, I've heard many people talk about this book. It's a classic. I like the Friday 56.

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    1. Its been around for a "while" Tea ... definitely a classic. It goes on my shelf now next to Covey's books.

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  6. I had no idea that this book started this way. I would have thought it to be less sensational.
    My Friday Thoughts

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    1. It's a pretty engaging read. I thought it would be cheesy, honestly. But I guess there's a reason why it's been around so long; it's timeless.

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  7. I've always wondered whether this book was worth reading. Sounds different than what I thought it would.
    Here's My 56

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    1. Well it certainly blew away all my misconceptions about it. I thought it'd sound old, dated and cheesy!

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  8. I started this book quite a while ago but never finished it. I wonder what that says about me. May have to dig it out and finish it now.
    Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/08/22/the-friday-56-33-thunder-moon-by-lori-handeland/

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    1. It doesn't say anything about you ...'cept you didn't finish it hahaha ;)

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  9. The Friday 56 is conveyed in such a black and white fashion and so true to its statement. This sounds like something I would enjoy reading; thanks for sharing :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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    1. There are quite a few examples like this throughout ... mostly historical figures and why they were so influential. I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Not sure I'd read this one. Influence people comes across to me as manipulation.

    Happy weekend!

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  11. That's a powerful beginning. Didn't expect it in a self help book.

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    1. Me neither. I am hoping they redesign the covers to make them more modern ...

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