Book Review of: You Can Read Anyone: Never Be Fooled, Lied to or Taken Advantage of Again by David J. Lieberman, Ph.D.

Please note: I got this book with a gift card given on my birthday. I am receiving no compensation or other gift for this review.

This book is set up like a self help manual. Broken into two sections followed by a How To Use This Book. In it and I quote it says for “Section I:…of this book shows you how to speed-read other people, to quickly determine their basic thoughts, feelings, and emotions…..

“In this section, we focus on seven major questions you may have regarding another’s thoughts and intentons by using an array of real-life examples to illustrate how the techniques are easily applied.”

In Section II it says: “In this section, you will learn how to build a near-perfect profile of anyone, how to tell what someone is thinking or feeling and how to predict what he or she will do next.”
“This book will teach you how to get to the bottom of any situation, keep from being taken advantage of, and get the upper hand with anyone, anytime-often in five minutes or less.

The seven questions referred to in Section I are as follows and I quote:

“1. Is This Person Hiding Anything? 2. Thumbs Up or Down-Does He like It or not? 3. Is she confident or just trying to play it cool? 4. How Are Things Really? 5. Is He Interested, or are You Wasting Your Time? 6. Whose Side is She Really On? 7. How Safe, Stable and Sane is a Person?

To illustrate a point made in either section the author uses Quick Takes and Snapshots with anecdotal stories and other informational ways to make it understood her point.

Section II has eight parts to what they call “Blueprints of the Mind” to help you read the individuals you are talking with at the time.

They are as follows and I quote:

1. S.N.A.P, Isn’t Based on Personality Type
2. The Primary Colors of Thought
3. How and Why We Think What WE Do
4. The Impact of Self-Esteem: The Big One
5. Does He Have High Self-Esteem, or is He Just Pretending?
6. The Self-Esteem Detective
7. Three Type Profile
8. The Act and Science of Profiling Real-Life Examples”

All of those help you to see what type of person you are talking with at the time.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. Because it is a manual you can always go back to and read over again.


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