The National Bestseller

Fight Less, Love More
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Publisher's Weekly Rave Review
Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In
Laurie Puhn, Rodale, $24.99 (256p) ISBN 9781605295985 
As a Harvard-trained family and divorce lawyer and couples mediator, Puhn is extremely well qualified to speak to communication difficulties in relationships. In this book, she outlines tactics to improve communication, avoid unhealthy behaviors, and better appreciate your partner that are simple to implement, remarkably effective, and will benefit couples in relationships troubled and healthy alike. With advice that is nonjudgmental, extremely efficient, and clearly understandable, Puhn covers all aspects of romantic relationships, from problems like infidelity to boundaries giving couples of every strip something of benefit. Sections, chapters, and goals are clearly delineated and well positioned, with research bubbles (adultery is often a consequence of believing that one's marriage is already in trouble) and quotes from the familiar (Oprah) to the refreshing (Churchill) make for a light, easy read. Eschewing frustrating vagaries, sweeping generalizations, and gender-based assumptions, Puhn's extremely specific guide focuses on simple, rational solutions that primarily revolve around maintaining respect for one's partner. Readers will gain a great deal from her contribution to the genre.

Praise From The Nation's Top Experts:

Most everyone I know would be willing to invest 5 minutes a day to improve their relationship.  Laurie Puhn shows us how to use those few minutes to build lasting love. I highly recommend Fight Less, Love More.
-Gary Chapman, Ph.D, New York Times Bestselling author of The Five Love Languages

"Women and men may be from different planets, but Laurie Puhn's insightful advice will show them how to speak the same language and create a relationship of mutual respect and support. Fight Less Love More makes the considerable task of improving your relationship astonishingly simple, and gives couples the tools they need to create their own happiness."
- John Gray, New York Times Bestselling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

"Laurie Puhn offers a no-frills book about how to have a great relationship. Fight Less, Love More  contains brilliant and precise advice; the underlying implication being that healthy, loving couples are sane and smart--a sentiment that shines through on every page of clear, sensible information . I would recommend it as required reading for any couple."
-Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. New York Times Bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

"Perhaps no conflict is more problematic for more people than that between partners and spouses.  In this practical handbook, Laurie Puhn offers sound and pithy advice for today's time-pressed couples on how to deal with their differences in a smart and kind manner."
-William Ury, New York Times Bestselling Co-author of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No. Co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project

The Books: Fight Less, Love More & Instant Persuasion
Publishers Weekly gives Fight Less, Love More a Rave Review!

Fight Less, Love More hits #1 in 2012 on Amazon's list
of 100 top selling books in love and relationships

The Paperback Edition of Fight Less, Love More will be released in September 2012 to accompany the hardcover and e-book editions.

Foreign rights have been sold for both books

Fight Less, Love More is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Book Page selects Fight Less, Love More as a "Top Lifestyle Book Pick"

Instant Persuasion was nominated for Best Motivational Book by
the Better Life Awards

Starbucks features Fight Less, Love More in stores

Army and Air Force turn to Fight Less, Love More, which is now
sold in many exchanges (AAFES) across the world


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Fight Less, Love More Description

Harvard-trained lawyer and family and divorce mediator Laurie Puhn shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating.

It happens every day—a simple exchange or harmless response turns into a heated debate or worse, an all-out battle. Hard-pressed for quality time with our partners and spouses, it’s easy to fall into a poor communication routine. How can two people who love one another so much have such difficulty talking to one another?

Drawing on her expertise in legal mediation and conflict resolution, Laurie Puhn’s fresh approach gives simple, 5-minute conversations that will instantly improve communication—as well as the quality of relationships.

In Fight Less, Love More, learn how to identify and conquer the poor verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships.

Love is conditional, argues Puhn, and for love to survive, couples don’t need to talk more—they need to talk better. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn’s simple 5-minute strategies promise immediate results and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can confidently employ when faced with future conflict.

More of Laurie's books:

Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life (Penguin)

Instant Persuasion:
How to Change Your Words
to Change Your Life (Penguin)

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Now in its 4th Printing!

Book of the Month Club Selection
Literary Guild Selection
Finalist Books for a Better Life Award



Instant Persuasion:
How to Change Your Words
to Change Your Life

Hardcover, 2005; Paperback, 2006

Thirty-five fast, simple rules that will improve the way you communicate and change your life!

Translated into multiple foreign languages, Instant Persuasion is a unique communication book that offers a creative way to reduce stress, resolve conflict, and enrich our relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. Laurie Puhn cleverly translates complex mediation skills into simple, practical communication rules that readers can easily apply during everyday situations to instantly persuade others to listen to, cooperate with, respect, and like them. The rules are revealed through real-life anecdotes that show readers how to say the right words at the right time to convince others to give them what they want.

Some Instant Persuasion rules include how to:

- Find factual solutions.
- Complain with impact.
- Disagree without being disagreeable.
- Beware of uncomplimentary compliments.
- Avoid superficial offers.

Puhn presents readers with a script that will allow them to smoothly implement these rules in everyday life and change the way they communicate forever. You don't need to be smarter, luckier, or work harder to live a happier, more successful life. You just need to be persuasive.

Instant Persuasion is an amazing tool that has the power to transform friendships, marriages, dating lives and careers.

From the Critics:

"Laurie Puhn brings to bear her remarkable talents as a lawyer, negotiator and all-around-very smart person on the everyday problems of persuasion. Her brilliant balance of anecdotes and analysis makes this easy-to-read book a must for anyone who wants to change minds—in other words, all of us."
-Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard and author of Rights From Wrongs

"This volume is essential.... This helpful book encapsulates...simple yet timeless ideas into 35 pairs of "Do" and "Don't" rules, useful in work and in life...."
--Publishers Weekly

"Sensible scripts for tricky situations... The author's tips have the power to improve relationships."
--Library Journal

"Puhn has distilled her wisdom into 35 turn words into instant, verbal persuasion."
--Chicago Tribune

“This life-changing book is a gift we can all enjoy. Laurie Puhn challenges, teaches, encourages and opens our hearts to the most basic message of communication. She shows us the power of our own words. If you want to communicate better within your friendships, marriages and careers, this book is a must read.”
––Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman and Rabbi Marc A. Gellman,
Co-hosts of the television show "The God Squad"

“Instant Persuasion puts values into action. Laurie’s message is right on target for success in business and life in general: If we talk to people with respect and show them appreciation, they will be persuaded to treat us the same way. This timely and important book is an excellent reference with rules that teach us how to put our best words forward to achieve the results we want.”
––Greg Carr, Former Chair of Prodigy Internet
Co-Founder of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University

“Whether you're a diplomat or an executive or on a job interview, the skills covered in Ms. Puhn's book are essential for anyone who wants to be successful in life. And there are probably tens of millions of couples that would really benefit from her insights.”
- Resources for the Washington, DC area

“Laurie Puhn knows how often we can scotch a deal by saying the wrong thing -- or by not saying the right thing. From her experience as a mediator, she turns common communications gaffs into simple rules so you create solid, mutual respect with every exchange. Her advice may be the X-factor for the success of your business or your career.”
-Betty Spence, Ph.D.
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

"Instant Persuasion is a treasure trove of tips on how to select the right words at the right time - something that is not so easy to do."
-The Boulevard Newspaper

“This book is one of the ‘rare finds’ that you would like to order about 100 copies of and distribute among your friends, relatives, coworkers, and management – to people you like and respect, as well as those you really wish would ‘edit their thoughts’ before speaking.”
-Tigers Eye Productions Society, Rave! Entertainment

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