How to Argue with a Cat
Jay Heinrichs

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Narrated By: Jay Heinrichs

Duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Argue with a Cat written and read by Jay Heinrichs.

If you can persuade a cat ... you can persuade anyone. This is the essential guide to getting your way.

Jay Heinrichs, award-winning author of Thank You for Arguing and advisor to the Pentagon, NASA and Fortune 500 companies, distils a lifetime of negotiating and rhetoric to show you how to win over anyone - from colleagues and bosses, to friends and partners at home (and even the most stubborn of feline adversaries).

You'll learn to:

Perfect your timing - learn exactly when to pounce
Get your body language, tone and gesture just right
Think about what your opponent wants - always offer a comfy lap
Lure them in by making them think they have the power

The result? A happy, hopefully scratch-free, resolution.

'Jay Heinrichs knows a thing or two about arguing' The Times

'A master rhetorician and persuasion guru' Salon

'You got a bunch of logical engineers to inject pathos
into their arguments ... it works!' NASA engineer


Soft skills & dealing with other people, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude, Humour, Semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics

Listen to a sample

Jay Heinrichs knows a thing or two about arguing.

The Times

Thankfully, Mr Jay Heinrichs is here, to explain how rhetoric can help you win more in life, and generally have a more harmonious relationship with people around you

Mr Porter

Packed with humour, tips and anecdotes to help you get what you want

Good Book Guide

Praise for Thank You For Arguing 'An excellent book about how to win arguments, full of brilliant examples ... sharp and well-argued'

Evening Standard

Clever, passionate, erudite

Publishers Weekly

Colourful, instructive, illuminating... a romp through the rules of rhetoric


If you want to win people over, this book will help you succeed