Gary A. Olson is Professor of English and teaches in the graduate program in rhetoric and composition at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Literary Criticism: (Inter)views. Olson served as editor of the Journal of Advanced Composition from 1985-1994.
Sidney I. Dobrin teaches composition, technical writing, and professional writing for graduate students at the University of South Florida, where he serves as Associate Editor of JAC.
Verbal Judo offers a creative look at conflict that will help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation from your spouse, your boss, and even your teenager. As the author says, "when you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control."
This new edition features a fresh new cover and a foreword demonstrating the legacy of Verbal Judo founder and author George Thompson, as well as a never-before-published final chapter presenting Thompson’s "Five Universal Truths" of human interaction.