I Wanted Fries with That: How To Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need

New World Library. Oct. 2019. 256p. ISBN 9781608686193. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781608686209. SELF-HELP
Fish (Huffington Post Canada, Reader’s Digest) argues that speaking up for oneself works, and that there are creative ways to make sure one’s needs are met. Sharing a host of entertaining stories, Fish describes in depth how to ask someone to freshen their breath, call out another mom for suboptimal behavior, and how to get the break one deserves at work. She stresses that communication needs to be ongoing and clear, and that by complaining effectively we will make the world a better place for the next person.
VERDICT This page-turner of a self-help book highlights great ideas on almost every page. A solid choice for all collections.
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