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

Gladwell, Malcolm


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‘Compelling, haunting, tragic stories . . . resonate long after you put the book down’ James McConnachie, Sunday Times Book of the Year

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?

Using stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers

Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 19/05/2020

Staff review

Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell
Review by Livvy

This is my favourite Gladwell book! Gladwell writes with so much empathy and compassion, yet fiercely challenges the way we approach strangers and our conversations with them. This book asks you to view the world and the people in it a little differently, and details what will happen if we continue to assume the worst of people. An absolute must read!

If you like this, try Humankind by Rutger Bregman!