The Art of Communicating

HarperOne. 2013. 166p. ISBN 9780062224675. $25.99. REL
Nhat Hanh is one of the most popular living writers in spirituality, acclaimed for his courageous stances during the Vietnam War, as well as for titles such as Peace Is Every Step. His latest volume, like most of his work, reflects a range of Buddhist and non-Buddhist influences but is a curiously dogmatic approach to communication, with its own "mantras," such as: "You are partly right," notions that are original to the author without seeming helpful.
VERDICT Nhat Hanh's authority as a religious leader will bring this book attention from his devoted readership, but it is unlikely to be attractive to more sophisticated readers in psychology or group dynamics.
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