Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

September 10, 2019|
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcastRevisionist Historyand author of the #1New York TimesbestsellerOutliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.

A Best Book of the Year:The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune,andDetroit Free Press

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn''t true?

Talking to Strangersis a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.

Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don''t know. And because we don''t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestsellerDavid and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
Malcolm Gladwellis the author of sixNew York Timesbestsellers, includingTalking to Strangers,David and Goliath,Outliers,Blink, andThe Tipping Point.He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Bro...
Title:Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Product dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.8 X 1.45 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.8 X 1.45 in
Published:September 10, 2019
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316478526

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