You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Book Summary

At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation.
On social media, we shape our personal narratives.
At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.
We’re not listening.
And no one is listening to us.

Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it’s making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here.

In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). It’s time to stop talking and start listening.

Title:You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
Edition Language:English



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  • Paige

    How do feel when you leave a conversation feeling like the person really absorbed what you shared with them? How do you feel when you leave a conversation feeling like the person wasn’t paying atte...

  • Brenda -Traveling Sister

    I am kicking off the new year here with my first review for one of the most eye-opening, powerful and important books I read in 2019. It's an easy, fast read with a lot packed into it. This was a Trav...

  • Debra

    This is an easily readable, enjoyable and thought-provoking book. I know some may look at the name and think "What? A book about listening or not listening. How can that be interesting?" Well, it is. ...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister

    3.5 stars.Informative. Eye-opening. Thought-provoking. This was a well researched, enlightening read that made me sit and ponder many points. I love books that make me think! The author presents her r...

  • Gretchen Rubin

    This is a fascinating book, exactly suited to my particular interests. How can I learn to listen better?...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    There are so many books on communication - so one can assume that it is a very important topic for many people in all walks of life. What Kate Murphy (KM) has done is nothing less than a 'distillation...

  • Jeanette

    This book could change your life if you study it carefully and try to implement what you've read. As an avid reader, once I finish a book I tend to move quickly on to the next book. With this book, I'...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5. One might think a book on this subject would be full of information that is just a matter of common sense. Quite possibly might consider themselves already good listeners. They would most likely ...

  • marilyn

    Review to come...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)

    Kate Murphy is a journalist who makes her living with her listening skills. No skills, no article. For the rest of us it’s not so straightforward. In her new book, You’re Not Listening: What You...