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Bat Shit Crazy Review Requests by Gisela Hausmann – my review

on 07/03/2018

You know those people who are able to tell a great joke, keeping on a terribly serious face expression, so that, as you scramble back to normalcy from laughter, you suddenly calm down and start wondering if, perhaps, they may have been serious and actually meant it seriously? Well, I think Ms Hausmann is one of them. You may laugh at some of the cited email review requests, but some will have you thinking and rethinking quite seriously your own email writing. With a giggle or two, but still – you will think on it.

Having read several non-fiction, no-fluff books by Gisela Hausmann, marketing expert, I was looking forward to reading this one, which takes on a different route, a slightly comical one, yet still very instructive.

This is an interesting and quite helpful approach to work emails, not just for review purposes, and I would definitely recommend it to people who need practical advice, but don’t want to read a dry, fact-filled instruction book. In simple layers of text, email quote followed by a line or two in comment by the author, the book reminded me of a witty, yet tough teacher commenting on the students’ essays. Being respectful of teacherly advice, I am already rethinking my emails.

PS: the presidential campaign emails are extra added value.

4 responses to “Bat Shit Crazy Review Requests by Gisela Hausmann – my review

  1. giselahausmann says:

    Thank you, Anita, for reviewing The “Bat Shit Crazy review requests.” They are bat shit crazy, aren’t they? Happy that you enjoyed reading it. Indeed, it is a “different kind of book.” Thank y again, ❤


  2. Lizzi Newton says:

    I enjoyed this book. I laughed, I shook my head in disbelief, and I even reviewed it. Although the book is humorous there are lessons to be learned here. As usual, Gisela Hausmann offers useful advice. Here she adds more than a touch of humor.

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  3. Good review – interesting topic. Review requests aren’t going to get reviews if they are not careful – it would make the reviewer wonder immediately about the writing ability of the author!

    Quick note: your review’s first and third paragraph are identical.

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