If the Definition of Listening was the Length of a Novel...

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As soon as I saw it on Bookish first, I knew I would be interested in You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy. By the time I reached the end, I realized it did not disappoint and it was everything I was expecting it to be. While staying close to the synopsis, points were driven home with interviews and research

More than listening (or the lack thereof) is covered in You're Not Listening. At times, the author delves into how certain responses and misunderstandings can affect a conversation. Other times, it is discussed how feeling unheard and technology can have an impact on people's mental and emotional state, as well as feelings of loneliness. And, Murphy often recounts small comments from people she's met. Like I said in my first impression, I started recalling and assessing how I felt in similar situations. And finally my favorite thing is after all that, there is a chapter dedicated to not listening. As for things I didn't like about this book, there were none.

Basically, if the definition of listening was the length of a novel, You're Not Listening is it. I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend it; especially, if you want to become a better listener

*I received this book from BookishFirst and Celadon Books for this review.