Author(s): Alda, Alan
Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to each other more effectively. If I Understood You is the warm, witty and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. Drawing on improvisation training, theater and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Offering empathy-boosting games and exercises, If I Understood You is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives-with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.
About the author:
ALAN ALDA has earned international recognition as an actor, writer and director. He has won 7 Emmy Awards, received three Tony nominations, is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fane, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the television series M*A*S*H, and his films include Crimes and Misdemeanors, Everyone Says I Love You, Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, and many more. Alda is an active member of the science community, having hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers for 11 years and founding the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda is the author of two bestselling books, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed- And Other Things I've Learned and Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself.
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 20180618
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 201 mm132 mm21 mm
Weight: 198 gr
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