Review by C.S. Clarke, Ph.D.
This book is about so
much more than learning to say "no." It is a blueprint for personal
freedom. It is a declaration of your right to be who you are and
do what you think is right regardless of what anyone else thinks.
And, you'll feel good about doing it.
Dr. Smith even begins with
your "Assertive Bill of Rights," -- a list so important I used to
have my clients copy it and carry it with them to refer to until they really
understood and practiced it.
It does more than simply tell you how
act assertively; it helps you change your whole way of thinking about yourself
and your actions. The publisher's hype calls the techniques in the
book new and revolutionary. The book is at least 20 years old, but
the publisher's hype is still so true: the techniques are bound to cause
a revolution as well as a revelation in the lives of those who use them.
Moreover, the ideas are as fresh and vital as when Dr. Smith first wrote
I started recommending this book when it was brand new. I've