Barbara Berckhan: What Was That?. Kösel-Verlag (Paperback)

What Was That?

Humorous strategies against verbal slights and other spites

Original Title: Ach was?

Paperback, with flaps, 192 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-466-34665-3
€ 16.99 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 23.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Kösel

Date of publication: July 24, 2017
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Korea (Gana Publ.)

Barbara  Berckhan - What Was That?


Verbal judo for advanced practitioners

This can occur in the best of conversations: a hidden attack, a camouflaged stab, a biting comment, a subliminal wickedness. One stands there struck, crestfallen: all composure has evaporated, the inner balance awry. Brooding begins, the mood sinks.

But this doesn't need to happen. Barbara Berckhan offers simple strategies for rising above all this and getting back on top of things. She teaches us the art of responding to such veiled or not so veiled insults without wounding others – and having fun while doing so. We will discover how we can deflect verbal kicks and stinging remarks – with much humour and without responding aggressively.

An indispensable book for all who want to deal with people in a calm and composed way.

•First aid for conversational casualties

•For everyday situations – witty and violence-free


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