Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (Paperback)Malcolm Gladwell (author)
The acclaimed Malcolm Gladwell returns with a fascinating and, at times, alarming analysis of how we read the behaviours and motives of those people we don’t know.
The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath
The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?
Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.
No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'Classic Gladwell: a basic idea spun out through brilliantly told stories…eminently readable' - The Sunday Times
'A dazzling book... Gladwell is a rock star of nonfiction... Gladwell is advancing ideas and, sure, they are all open to challenge... but they are stimulating and convincing - and you won't regret a minute you spend mastering them' - The Times
'I love this book... reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me.' - Oprah Winfrey
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In this book Malcom Gladwell works through a wide variety of examples of how we are really bad at judging people, why that is not entirely unexpected and most interesting of all how that leads to lots ‘real world’... More
“A book that will make you a better person”
Absolutely amazing. If every single person in society read this book our humanity would be ten steps ahead of our time.
Every time we speak to a stranger we are out of our comfort zone and that can lead to atrocious... More
This is an incredible book about how we interact with strangers, why misunderstandings can occur, and how these interactions can go very, very wrong. It also shows how easily we can be deceived, and why this... More
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