Lieberman, David J.
LIEBERMAN, David J.
PERSONAL: Male. Education: Ph.D. (psychology).
CAREER: Certified and registered hypnotherapist. Creator of Neuro-Dynamic Analysis (short-term therapy); writer and lecturer; has appeared on television and radio programs.
MEMBER: American Board of Hypnotherapy.
Instant Analysis, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1997.
Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth in FiveMinutes or Less in Any Conversation or Situation, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1998.
Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Feel PowerlessAgain: Psychological Secrets to Predict, Control, and Influence Every Situation, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.
Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies toQuickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2002.
ADAPTATIONS: Lieberman's books are available as abridged audio cassette recordings.
SIDELIGHTS: Dr. David J. Lieberman has made self-help a way of life for himself. His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and the author has appeared on more than two hundred radio and television programs. Lieberman travels extensively, lecturing about human behavior. All that he knows and has discovered about human motivations he shares in his self-help books.
Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth in Five Minutes or Less in Any Conversation or Situation is arguably Lieberman's most popular book. In it, he shows the reader how to determine if someone is lying in five minutes or less. According to Lieberman, there are eight facets of lying, and each one is covered in-depth. He also provides readers with forty-six clues to deception, including body language. Other clues aren't as basic, but Lieberman explains them in laymen's terms. The author also present the "Ten Commandments of Human Behavior" to educate the reader as to how the human brain processes information. Understanding this, claims Lieberman, enables people to influence others to tell the truth. Finally, the doctor provides "silver bullets": tips designed to obtain a confession. Andy Blackwell, in Worldreviews.com, called the book "the 'Swiss Army Knife' of Lie Detection Techniques for investigators, a fascinating insight into human behavior at its worst."
Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Feel Powerless Again: Psychological Secrets to Predict, Control, and Influence Every Situation was followed by Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement. This book offers a step-by-step method for bringing peace to any conflict or crisis, regardless of how long the problem has gone on. A sequel of sorts to Get Anyone to Do Anything, the book outlines more strategies to help people get what they want from others, even forgiveness. As a Publishers Weekly reviewer explained: Lieberman "stresses listening and showing respect as vital for dealing with most contretemps, but also includes last ditch emergency measures for the most intractable conflicts."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, February 15, 1998, Nancy Spillman, review of Instant Analysis, p. 1026; November 15, 2000, Whitney Scott, review of Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Feel Powerless Again: Psychological Secrets to Predict, Control, and Influence Every Situation, p. 657.
Library Journal, August, 1997, Catherine T. Charvat, review of Instant Analysis, p. 111; March 15, 2002, Pam Matthews, review of Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement, p. 97.
Publishers Weekly, June 5, 2000, review of Get Anyone to Do Anything, p. 62; December 10, 2001, "The Divine Art of Forgiveness," p. 66.
Seattle Times, January 13, 2000, Stephanie Dunnewind, "'Never Be Lied to Again' with These Tips," p. E2.
Make Peace with Anyone,http://www.makepeacewithanyone.com/ (June 5, 2002).
World Reviews,http://www.worldreviews.com/ (June 5, 2002), Andy Blackwell, review of Never Be Lied to Again.*