Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well (Paperback)

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Joseph Telushkin is renowned for his warmth, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in Words That Hurt, Words That Heal he focuses these gifts on the words we use in public and in private, revealing their tremendous power to shape relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm in spreading gossip, rumors, or others' secrets, and how unfair anger, excessive criticism, or lying undermines true communication. By sensitizing us to subtleties of speech we may never have considered before, he shows us how to turn every exchange into an opportunity.

Remarkable for its clarity and practicality, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal illuminates the powerful effects we create by what we say and how we say it.

About the Author


Joseph Telushkin is the bestselling author of "A Code of Jewish Ethics, ""Biblical Literacy", and"Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History", ""among others. He was named by "Talk "magazine as one of the fifty best speakers in the United States. His book, "Words That Hurt, Words That Heal", became the motivating force behind Senators Joseph Lieberman and Connie Mack s Senate resolution to establish a National Speak No Evil Day.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780688163501
ISBN-10: 0688163505
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: August 19th, 1998
Pages: 240
Language: English