Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to the people closest to us/m?/family members, friends, or colleagues? What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening? Michael P. Nichols answers these questions and more in this thoughtful, witty, and helpful look at the reasons people don't hear one another. His book, a guide to the secrets of listening and being listened to, is filled with vivid examples that clearly demonstrate easy'to'learn techniques for becoming a better listener. He also illustrates how empathic listening enables us to break through misunderstandings and conflict and to transform our personal and professional relationships. This book will be of interest to anyone who would like to improve the way they communicate with intimate partners, family members, colleagues, employers, and friends.Nichols, Michael P. is the author of 'Lost Art of Listening' with ISBN 9780898622676 and ISBN 0898622670.