Talking to Strangers
What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, 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 as...
It's a really interesting book about how our perceptions about people, we don't know, for example, when somebody is surprised or when someone is upset, are based on us and not on reality. And he puts together all these different studies from different areas in order to tell stories about what's gone wrong when strangers talk to each other. The story he starts with and the story he ends with is the story of Sandra Bland and what went wrong in the communications between Sandra Bland and the police officer And the whole book is a cautionary tale. I thought it was really interesting. – source
Jan 10, 2020I loved so many of the books I read in 2019. My favorites included “Talking to Strangers” by @Gladwell, “Home Work” by @JulieAndrews, and “Little Fires Everywhere” by @pronounced_ing. What did you read over the holidays? – source
Sep 22, 2019I would say to you, it's a very good formula, and he executes it so well, making this book compulsively readable and insightful. Like all of his work, agree or not, it will make you think. – source
Sep 16, 2019Another book recommendation. Talking to strangers by @Gladwell. He takes you on a roller coaster ride with every single piece of your emotion being put to use. It’s like watching a good movie with your imagination being the director and Malcom the writer. Highly recommend it. – source