Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know




      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 assaults on the rise Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn t true While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page He was also producing for the ear In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you ll hear the voices of people he interviewed scientists, criminologists, military psychologists Court transcripts are brought to life with re enactments You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real life tragedies There s even a theme song Janelle Monae s Hell You Talmbout 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. New Download Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know By Malcolm Gladwell For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath He is also the co founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy s Top Global Thinkers.

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  • Hardcover
  • 388 pages
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 0316478520

10 thoughts on “ Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

  1. Emily May says:

    I was trying to work through my thoughts on this book when Goodreads did an interview with Malcolm Gladwell and this one thing he said just made everything clear for meI ve never been a writer who s looked to persuade his readers I minterested in capturing their interest and curiosityBecause, truthfully, I don t know that Gladwell did fully convince me of his way of thinking with this book I don t know that I actually agree that he can draw a link between the police officer I was trying to work through my thoughts on this book when Goodreads did an interview with Malcolm Gladwell and this one thing he said just made everything clear for meI ve never been a writer who s looked to persuade his readers I minterested in capturing their interest and curiosityBecause, truthfully, I don t know that Gladwell did fully convince me of his way of thinking with this book I don t know that I actually agree that he can draw a link between the...

  2. Mimi says:

    As I sat at the airport, head deep in a book, I suddenly heard, Hi WhatTo my left stood a handsome man I just thought I should say hi since I see you re reading Talking to Strangers I too thought Malcolm Gladwell s new book was going to teach me how to literally talk with people I don t know, but as always he turns all my assumptions on their head with this book If that s what the book was about, that stranger and I might be on a date by now If I can convince you of one thing in this As I sat at the airport, head deep in a book, I suddenly heard, Hi WhatTo my left stood a handsome man I just thought I should say hi since I see you re reading Talking to Strangers I too thought Malcolm Gladwell s new book was going to teach me how to literally talk with people I don t know, but as always he turns all my assumptions on their head with this book If that s what the book was about, that stranger and I might be on a date by now If I can convince you o...

  3. BlackOxford says:

    Never Trust a Blood Relative Talking to Strangers is an elaboration of a simple trivial idea It s very difficult to tell when people are lying According to Timothy Levine, the academic psychologist on whom Gladwell relies for his basic argument, the presumption that people tell the truth is almost universal, a few Holy Fools and, I suppose, Judge Judy excepted Levine calls this his Truth Default Theory Gladwell applies it entertainingly, if rather repetitively, to cases of duplicity Never Trust a Blood Relative Talking to Strangers is an elaboration of a simple trivial idea It s very difficult to tell when people are lying According to Timothy Levine, the academic psychologist on whom Gladwell relies for his basic argument, the presumption that people tell the truth is almost universal, a few Holy Fools and, I suppose, Judge Judy excepted Levine calls this his Truth Default Theory Gladwell applies it entertainingly, if rather repetitively, to cases of duplicity ranging from double agents in government agencies to international financial fraud.The interesting part of Gladwell s thesis is that we can t be trained out of our predisposition to believe what credible people, that is, folk who exhibit facial traits and body language which conform to cultural conventions, have to say Police, judges, ...

  4. Allie says:

    TW detailed descriptions of rape and pedophiliaIf it were possible to give a book negative stars, this would be a 10 for me.Malcolm Gladwell is incredibly influential From books to podcasts to TED talks, he seems to be everywhere and his story based approach reaches a large number of people who don t question his credentials as a journalist with no scientific training who writes about science I enjoyed Blink and Outliers despite the often dodgy claims Gladwell makes based on studies that TW detailed descriptions of rape and pedophiliaIf it were possible to give a book negative stars, this would be a 10 for me.Malcolm Gladwell is incredibly influential From books to podcasts to TED talks, he seems to be everywhere and his story based approach reaches a lar...

  5. Betsy says:

    9 2 2019 I m knocking this down to two stars Gladwell s really bad takes on things like race and sexual assault just don t deserve an okay rating.Wow, does this book ever suffer from a severe case of foot in mouth disease I almost didn t make it past the introduction In my pre publication copy, Gladwell writes, The Sandra Bland case came in the middle of a strange interlude in American public life and then goes on to discuss a series of cases of police violence against black people that 9 2 2019 I m knocking this down to two stars Gladwell s really bad takes on things like race and sexual assault just don t deserve an okay rating.Wow, does this book ever suffer from a severe case of foot in mouth disease I almost didn t make it past the introduction In my pre publication copy, Gladwell writes, The Sandra Bland case came in the middle of a strange interlude in American public life and then goes on to discuss a series of cases of police violence against black people that happened around 2014 Strange interlude Really That phrasing suggests that this treatment was some sort of aberration in American history and that the violence only happened during the few years he references Did Gladwell really mean to ignore America s long history of this problem I don t think so I think he may have meant that the attention paid to police violence was unusual, but dude, choose your words muchcarefully.Later on, there ...

  6. Megan says:

    UPDATE 9 23 19I have now changed this to one star TheI read about this and other pseudo psych crap he pushesno no no The enjoyment of some parts of the book does not outweigh the total garbage of parts of it Two examples are linked below, with a particularly shocking tidbit from one most important part of the first link Gladwell You know I have that chapter on Jerry Sandusky in my book, and it s all UPDATE 9 23 19I have now changed this to one star TheI read about this and other pseudo psych crap he pushesno no no The enjoyment of some parts of the book does ...

  7. Gretchen Rubin says:

    I always feel lucky when I get to read a book before its official publication date A fascinating, accessible examination of the miscommunications that can arise when we talk to strangers We re going to interview Malcolm Gladwell for the Happierpodcast, can t wait for that I always feel lucky when I get to read a book before its official publication date A fascinating, accessible examination of the miscommunications that can ...

  8. carol. says:

    Not for me, unless I feel like doing a rant review Which I m not ruling out.Allie s insightful review on excusing those who excused pedophiles s thoughtful comments on the Sandra Bland case s review on the obviousness of Gladwell s talking points and race blind approach s review on the lack of thesis Not for me, unless I feel like doing a rant review Which I m not ruling out.Allie s insightful review on excusing those who excused pedophiles s thoughtful comments on the Sandra Bland case s review on the obviousness of Gladwell s talking points and race blind approach s review on the lac...

  9. Jennifer says:

    I DNF d this book after reading too many cringey statements from Gladwell He wants to categorize a whole range of evils from the victimization of unarmed black people Sandra Bland to women being raped at colleges parties Brock Turner as mere communication issues between people Sure, there might be some element of miscommunication, but it completely misses the point that there are much larger problems and bigger things going on beyond that I get that he s trying to cram these I DNF d this book after reading too many cringey statements from Gladwell He wants to categorize a whole range of evils from the victimization of unarmed black people Sandra Bland to women being raped at colleges parties Brock Turner as mere communication issues between people Sure, there might be some element of miscommunication, but it completely misses the point that there are much larger problem...

  10. Leftbanker says:

    If this had just been stories about spies and the meeting between Hern n Cort s and Montezuma or whatever, I would have rated it five stars There s no question that Malcolm Gladwell is a good storyteller, I just wish that he would leave it at that and stop trying to shoe horn a bunch of tall tales into some sort of coherent statement about the state of the world I m not a scientist, but I think that I know science when I see it I ain t seeing it hereThe death of Sandra Bland is what happens If this had just been stories about spies and the meeting between Hern n Cort s and Montezuma or whatever, I would have rated it five stars There s no question that Malcolm Gladwell is a good stor...

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