Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Reviews

  • Talking to Strangers: My favorite Gladwell book and very poignant and timely with the BLM movement. Elon Musk: Mostly an in-depth summary of things I already knew about Elon and his insane ambition and work ethic.Link to Tweet
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  • TL;DR Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell Don't judge a book by its cover (or like the first 4 chapters) to Tweet
  • Malcolm @Gladwell’s new book Talking to Strangers will have you saying hmmm interesting 🤔 in every chapter. He once again brings a new perspective to subjects we’ve all thought about. I invited him over for a @SuperSoulSunday convo which airs tomorrow 9/15 at 11a on @OWNTV! to Tweet
  • @Gladwell almost done with "Talking to Strangers". great book! next book (or podcast) should have a segment on Jeffrey EpsteinLink to Tweet
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  • It’s happening!! My new book “Talking to Strangers” drops Sept 9th. Take a look at the tour schedule and come and see me wave my hands in the air! to Tweet

About Book

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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