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Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words

by Don Watson

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PUBLISHED: 3rd October 2005
ISBN: 9781740513661
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The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts.
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  • Paperback
    $24.42
PUBLISHED: 3rd October 2005
ISBN: 9781740513661
ANNOTATION:
The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts.

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The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts.

Publisher Description

The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts. Striking a much-needed blow for truth and clarity, here is Don Watson, author of the international bestseller and 2003 Booksellers' Choice Book fo the Year, DEATH SENTENCE, at his sobering, scathing and wickedly funny best.

Author Biography

Don Watson's Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year. His Quarterly Essay, Rabbit Syndrome: Australia and America won the Alfred Deakin Essay Prize. Death Sentence, his best-selling book about the decay of public language won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year 2003. Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, another best-seller, was published in 2004. His most recent book American Journeys won the Age Non-Fiction and Book of the Year Awards in 2008. It also won the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and has been shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction.

Promotional "Headline"

"The brilliant and bestselling companion volume to Don Watson's Death Sentence "

Product Details

Author
Don Watson
Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2005
ISBN-10
1740513665
ISBN-13
9781740513661
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2005-10-03
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
Illustrations
Pages
416
Short Title
Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words
Language
English
Media
Book
Subtitle
Contemporary Cliches, Cant and Management Jargon
Audience
General/Trade