How to Talk to Anyone sucks.
The only way one could benefit from this book is if they have zero social skills and have grown up from an infant to an adult person without going through childhood or teenage years.
Leil Lowndes’s 92 little tricks have three common traits - absurdly shallow, lacking in common sense or too simple to be true. The author's tricks are, in other words, crap. One does not need to spend money on reading a book filled with “tricks” that can be easily found on the internet. The beauty of content available on the internet is that one need not be stuck with useless, stale and banal anecdotes. I find it amazing that people can write crap and sell them and earn millions from it. And this book is a perfect example of what I was talking about. The author, I am sorry to say, does not have any real qualification to talk about improving a person’s communication and got plain lucky with her books.
To be frank, these are things which should not matter much to me, but what got my goat was that most of the tricks told by the author are very manipulative and shallow. The tips do not have any depth. It does not answer any questions on ways to deepen a personal relationship or address any relationship problems. It just tells us to be plastic and go on with life as if nothing has happened. If one wants to build a better relationship, then there are numerous other books available online which are much better than this.