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Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Brought to you by Penguin.The highly anticipated new book from Malcom Gladwell, host of the chart-topping podcast Revisionist History. With original archival interviews and musical scoring, this enhanced audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers brings Gladwell's renowned storytelling to life in his unparalleled narrating style. The routine traffic...
Publish Date
2020
April 30
First Published in 2019
Goodreads rating
4.02
ISBN
9780316478526
Recommendations
6
Recommendations
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, 2020
I 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, 2019
I 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, 2019
Another 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
Feb 24, 2020
@SMDuke I'm a @Gladwell fanboy. I listened to the audiobook version. Was more podcast than book. Loved it.      source
May 06, 2021
Very very good book by @Gladwell and excellent audio version by @pushkinpods      source