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By Ben Lerner

ISBN-10: 0865478104

ISBN-13: 9780865478107

Within the final 12 months, the narrator of 10:04 has loved not going literary good fortune, has been clinically determined with a most likely deadly clinical situation, and has been requested through his ally to aid her conceive a toddler. In a brand new York of more and more common superstorms and social unrest, he needs to reckon along with his personal mortality and the possibility of fatherhood in a urban that will quickly be underwater.

A author whose paintings Jonathan Franzen has referred to as "hilarious . . . cracklingly clever . . . and unique in each sentence," Lerner captures what it's wish to be alive now, through the twilight of an empire, whilst the trouble of imagining a destiny is altering our dating to either the current and the past.

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Vocal changes: Vocal chords, like all muscles, tighten when a person is stressed, producing a higher sound, octave, or pitch. The "Blinker": When people are nervous, their blink rate increases. In a Newsweek article published October 2 1 , 1996, Boston College Neuropsychology Professor Joe Tecce made this point regarding the presidential debates of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton during the primary election: The normal blink rate for someone on television is 3 1-50 blinks per minute. Bob Dole averaged 1 47 blinks per minute and 3 blinks per second.

L I E B E R M A N QUICK TAKE The father of motivational research, Ernest Dichter, says in his book, The Handbook of Consumer Motivations (1 964), " We attempt to escape fear-pro­ ducing stimuli. By producing fear, we can alter people's behavior. " The more scared a person becomes, the more likely you will see signs of regression, much like the way a person will go for the ice cream or other comfort foods when feeling uneasy, a per­ son's behavior will drift in a regressive direction. Therefore, look for physical manifestations-anything from oral fixa­ tion, such as chewing on a pen, to egocentric influences like increased anger, jealousy, resentment, envy, and so on.

If he reacts too quickly and assuredly, he is trying to show confidence, when in many cases, he really isn't confident. In contrast, a confident person does not need to tell people he is confident. Someone pretending to be sure of himself, or anything else, will make gestures consistent with the attitude, often going a little overboard. S N A P S H 0 T Law enforcement professionals know that a person who is lying (and so lacking confidence) will often show deliberative, pen­ sive displays, such as stroking or tapping his chin.

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