David J. Lieberman
The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are
Rodale Hardcover | On Sale August 16, 2022
What did your boss mean in that email?
Is your mechanic stretching the truth?
Are you tired of guessing what people are really thinking?
Whether you’re engaged in a casual conversation or a high-stakes negotiation, it’s critical to understand the subtext of a situation. But with so much interaction happening on screens—via email, texts, or video chat—we are losing the ability to interpret expressions and cues. Furthermore, since many are now savvy about the meaning of body language, it’s become even harder to discern someone’s true thoughts or intentions.
In MINDREADER: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are (On Sale 8/16; Rodale Hardcover), noted psychotherapist and leading lie-detection expert who instructs the FBI and other security agencies, David Lieberman, PhD, takes “people reading” to a whole new level. Drawing on the latest research in psycholinguistics—the cues embedded in spoken and written speech—he shows you how to apply his cutting-edge methods to countless everyday situations, including:
Detecting the messaging behind passive language, personal or impersonal descriptions, and level of detail.
Determining whether someone’s account of any incident is the truth or a work of fiction.
Finding out whether a potential hire, a shidduch, or new babysitter is emotionally stable or potentially unwell.
Nobody wants to be played a fool. MINDREADER will help us identify who can be trusted, and who may be out to get us.
Praise for MINDREADER:
“Perceptive . . . readers will find [Lieberman’s] straightforward explanations logical and reasonable. This accessible pop psychology volume makes for a solid primer on getting into other people’s heads.”—Publishers Weekly
“Lieberman is a fine writer, so readers searching for sensible clues that someone might be deceiving them will receive a solid education”—Kirkus Reviews
“The more complicated human interaction becomes in a polarized world, the more essential it is to gain the means to penetrate the fog. Think of this book as your guide.”
—Susan Carnicero, former CIA security specialist
“It’s one thing to have proven expertise in a complex field, but quite another to have the skill to share it with a broad audience in an easily comprehensible way. David Lieberman’s remarkable ability to accomplish that is evident on every page of MINDREADER.”
—Michael Floyd, former officer at both the CIA and NSA
“MINDREADER is your key to cultivating healthy emotional intelligence, meaningful relationships, and success at home and the workplace.”
—Mitchell Silk, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for International Markets
David J. Lieberman, PhD, is a renowned psychotherapist and the author of 11 books, including How Free Will Works (Feldheim Publishers) and the New York Times bestsellers Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Be Lied to Again. He has trained personnel in the U.S. military, the FBI, CIA, and the NSA, and his instructional video is mandatory for psychological operations graduates. He teaches government negotiators, mental health professionals, and Fortune 100 executives, and has appeared as a guest on more than 300 television and radio programs, including the Today show, Fox & Friends, The Armchair Expert, and The View.
by David J. Lieberman
On Sale: August 16, 2022
ISBN: 9780593236185 | eBook ISBN: 9780593236192
Page Count: 240 | $26.99