Book Giveaway! “Civilized Assertiveness For Women: Communication with Backbone…Not Bite”

by admin on January 19, 2013

Another chance to win a book!   This is an out of print, used book from my personal bookshelf.    From the back cover:

“Civilized Assertiveness gives you the words to stand up for yourself while still being respectful of others.”
Learn six ways to say NO
Confront conflict and uncomfortable situations
Ask for a raise and help at work
Deal with toxic competition at work
You don’t have to be pushy to get what you want!

It’s a great book as evidenced by the fact that the 2003 edition has held its value and the cheapest used book is about $16.00.   The book contains situational dialogs to help the reader grasp the concept of polite assertiveness.   Dr. Judith S. McClure is an educational psychologist, business consultant and communications expert.

Reply to enter.  Contest closes Friday, January 25. Winner chosen randomly by random.org.    Congratulations to Renee G, this week’s winner!

 

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Irenaeus G. Saintonge January 19, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I guess I will enter. :) I will give it to my fiancee if I win, although I don’t think she needs it. ^_^

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Cassandra S. January 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm

This would be a lovely and much needed addition to my own personal library. I am well known among my friends as the one who has difficulty saying no.

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Kitten January 20, 2013 at 3:04 am

I would love a book!

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Marozia January 20, 2013 at 5:17 am

Yes, please, I would love this book. I have been told my my husband that while I am assertive, I am abrasive. Perhaps this is the book that would help!

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FunkyMunky January 20, 2013 at 6:30 am

Are non-US residents excluded?

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Becky January 20, 2013 at 6:57 am

Once again, thank you for doing this — I think, if I’m lucky enough to be chosen, this book could do a lot for me.

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Davia January 20, 2013 at 8:14 am

Thank you for the chance. I would like to be entered into the drawing.

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Aje January 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oh this is great! I once had a young man who wouldn´t leave me alone. His one line, ¨Aww, come on, what are you so afriad of?´ was met with a stern,¨I have every reason to be afraid of a man who doesn´t know the meaning of no.¨

Greatness ahead!

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Carnation January 20, 2013 at 10:21 am

Thank you so much for the chance!

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Girlysprite January 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

I’d like to enter. However, I live in the Netherlands, so I hope that sending it over won’t be a problem. I can pay for the postage if needed.

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Rachel January 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

I would love to win.

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desireesgranny January 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

I need this book in my life. I am a people pleaser even when I don’t want to be. I would like to know how to do what I want to do (or not to do) while not alienating others. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Spotted Pony January 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

Another interesting sounding book.

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DannysGirl January 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

This sounds like a great book. I would love to learn how to say no without making excuses. I also want to learn how to stand up for myself without losing my cool.

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Kate January 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

Sounds like an awesome book! Here’s my entry.

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TylerBelle January 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Yes, please, enter me in the contest!

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Margaret January 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

One entry for me too, please.

Thanks!

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KB January 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I could really use this book. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy.

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MaRiley January 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Lord have mercy; I and all the female members of my family are in need of new ways to assert ourselves. Please enter me in your drawing.

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Tracey January 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I am very interested in this book. I work with only one other person who is a human freight train when it comes to me. Things have gotten better but I still need some help. Please enter me. Thank You for all the information I have gleened over the years of reading every single story in your archives while in lying in bed with my itty bitty book light attached to my ipad!!

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Paula January 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I would love the book. I’m getting bettter at saying no but still have a lot to learn.

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kelly_jeanie January 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm

This book sounds great. Thank you for the give away and I would love to enter.

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Jenny January 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I would love to win a book!

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Moose January 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I could use this soooo much. Thanks for the one in a bunch of readers chance to win!

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Erica January 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Entered!

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Maria Taylor-Perry January 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I hope that you chose me – thank you for having this drawing.

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Jeanne January 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Please enter my name.

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Barbarian January 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Count me in-I think this book will be an invaluable tool in both the personal and business domains of my life.

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Pamela January 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Yes, please — enter me in the book drawing. Thank you.

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Miranda Orpin January 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Oh, wow. Pretty much every Kiwi female should have a copy of this, from the sounds of things.

Kiwi females have two options presented to them. Be butch or be a bitch.
By which, I mean take on everything like a pushy, unemotional man, or be a simperingly sweet backstabber. It’s not fun. The few women who dare to walk outside this model have a damned hard time. I would love some help in this area.
Thanks for the opportunity.
=]

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Mary January 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I, too, am interested in this book.

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yokozbornack January 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

This book sounds so helpful!

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Hannah January 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

This sounds like a helpful book to read and pass around.

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Kelly January 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I’m entering! I could really use a book like this.

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Annie B January 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I’m interested! I’d love to learn how to negotiate a raise at work without being pushy! :)

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Kristi January 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I would love the chance to read this book!

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Nyghtwynd January 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

That sounds cool. I know I could use something like that, lol!

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Saucy January 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I live in Australia – I wonder whether this would be a problem?

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Athena January 20, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I would like to be entered, thank you.

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Joni January 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Sounds good!

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Maargaret January 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Sounds like an interesting book! And, I love to win books!

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Angel January 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I would love to be entered into this drawing! The book looks very interesting!

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River January 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm

That sounds like a lovely book!

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Just call me J January 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I would be interested in reading this, so please put my name in the proverbial hat as well.

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Pinkiu January 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Count me in for the drawing

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Onlyme January 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

me too.

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Lynne January 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I need this one! I seem to be perceived as either aggressive or a pushover, when my intent, of course, is neither.

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just sayin' January 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

sounds like a great book to have on the shelf!

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Jen January 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

This sounds lovely!

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Vandalia January 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Thanks for the opportunity!

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