A readable self-helper by an author whose advice (apart from advocating a complicated workbook that would take more time than it's worth to complete) is sane, sound, down-to-earth, and often amusing as well. Women, Baer maintains, have never been conditioned to ask for what they want in terms that brook no argument. At least, not in the way that men have. Here, she parses individual problems in assertiveness by means of a quiz (Spot Your Own Assertive Block) and then sets up a series of exercises in role rehearsal, saying ""no,"" decision-making, and marital fighting designed to help overcome those problems so that you, too, can say what you really mean to say. And then act on it.