The former federal prosecutor and congressman for South Carolina breaks down the art of persuasion into a few shockingly simple, easy-to-follow, and proven steps that will help readers win arguments, gain support for their cause, and convey their message successfully.
Trey Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor who experienced the criminal justice system firsthand for nearly two decades. In 2010, he was elected to Congress and was chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and chaired the Select Committee on Benghazi. He served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Judiciary and Ethics and the Education and Workforce committees. After four terms, he decided to not seek re-election, thus ending his career with an exemplary record in the courtroom and undefeated in political races. He has been widely recognized by law enforcement and victims of crime for his diligent service as a prosecutor and was chairman of the South Commission on Prosecution Coordination. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Unified.
"Gowdy was tough when he was a federal prosecutor, and he drew on that experience when interrogating individuals who appeared before Congress, during his tenure as a South Carolina representative. He possesses an uncanny ability to ask the right questions to pull out the truth from those on Capitol Hill--no easy feat. Doesn't Hurt to Ask demonstrates how to ask questions to move people and get the answers you need to make decisions and become a stronger communicator."--Sean Hannity, nationally syndicated radio and TV host and bestselling author of Live Free or Die
"If I could have anyone in the world argue my case, it
would be Trey Gowdy--the person I trust the most to make common
sense. Whether it's made on a football field or in a courtroom, a
good argument is a good argument, no matter the authority. In
Doesn't Hurt to Ask, Gowdy is the authority."--Lou Holtz, hall
of fame coach and bestselling author of Wins, Losses, and
"Gowdy, one of our finest courtroom lawyers, has written a very fine book on the art of persuasion. In Doesn't Hurt to Ask, you'll learn a lot about the importance of listening to evidence, using words with precision, and, above all, asking good questions. You'll also learn some things about being a better person. In the end, this is a book about finding a purpose bigger than yourself, and then moving others toward that purpose with you."--William J. Bennett, bestselling author of The Book of Virtues