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Author: Malcolm Gladwell Narrator: Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 ISBN: 9781549150340
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers---and why they often go wrong.

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 each other that isn't true?

Talking to Strangers is 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 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ACB Broker | 12/3/2019

    " This book brought me to tears several times. It opens with the unfolding of the confrontation of a young black woman who failed to signal as she moved to the right as an officer tailed up behind her. She was getting out of the way. Days later she was dead. Sandra Bland's death was avoidable and we all ought to know why. This is a very thoughtful and provoking work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 9/21/2019

    " As a long time listener of Malcolm Gladwel's podcast, Revisionist History, I really enjoyed the audiobook being an extended version of the podcast. It has a unique feel to it and it's great. The insights and arguments discussed in the book are really interesting and the author conveys them in a convincing manner. One thing I wasn't expecting is that the examples and subjects described in the book are often very morbid and horrifying (e.g. analyzing criminal investigations of a pedophile or a sex assault trial). At times, it felt to me like too much to handle. But overall I'd recommend the book to anyone interested in hearing some surprising insights about things we too often take for granted about communication or dynamics with other people "

About the Author

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with the New Yorker since 1996. He is a former writer at the Washington Post and served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He has won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of four books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, and Outliers: The Story of Success, all of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His book What the Dog Saw is a compilation of stories published in the New Yorker. Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.