Talking to Strangers



Talking to Strangers In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas Minutes later she was arrested and jailed Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell What went wrong Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don t know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.How do we make sense of the unfamiliar Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie Why do we so often fail to get other people Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected You will read about the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox You will discover that strangers are never simple.No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell Here he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little about those we don t. Free Read [ Talking to Strangers ] by [ Malcolm Gladwell ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Talking to Strangers
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 0316478520

10 thoughts on “Talking to Strangers

  1. 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 of one thing in this book, let it be this Strangers are not easy We think we can easily see into the hearts of others based on the flimsiest of clues.At the 2019 book conference BookExpo America, Malcolm pointed out that the problems exemplified by the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman arrested by a white policeman, are everywhere, not just in the darkest areas of America It...

  2. 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 Happier podcast, can t wait for that.

  3. 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...

  4. 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 ha 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 Am...

  5. David says:

    I m glad that those nice people at Goodreads chose me randomly to receive an old school paper copy of this book, free of charge It will be a novel feeling to actually have read a controversial book before it hits the shelves and generates the predictably shallow hot takes in the few moments before the world s attention moves onto something else.Perhaps I m engaging in a display of unwarranted optimism to think that a mere book can have an effect on the way people think, but this is what Talking I m glad that those nice people at Goodreads chose me randomly to receive an old school paper copy of this book, free of charge It will be a novel feeling to actually have read a controversial book before it hits the shelves and generates the predictably shallow hot takes in the few moments before the world s attention moves onto something else.Perhaps I m engaging in a display of unwarranted optimism to think that a mere book can have an effect on the way people think, but this is what Talking to Strangers attempts...

  6. Toni says:

    The audio is superb Malcolm narrates, he plays original audios from case examples, as far back as 1930 s for some Really brings the narrative alive Another great read from one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell Review will follow

  7. SheAintGotNoShoes says:

    Thanks so much for choosing me as winner in the giveaway I loved this book I always thought about the disparity of meeting someone who seemed so nice and someone you wanted to develop a friendship or relationship with, only to have an opposite view shortly after Did I misjudge Am I too picky, critical and judgmental Are they really a sociopath This book explains a lot of that thru mismatching, which is basically how someone appears at a given time as opposed to who they really are A Thanks so much for choosing me as winner in the giveaway I loved this book I always thought about the disparity of meeting someone who seemed so nice and someone you wanted to develop a friendship or relationship with, only to have an opposite view shortly after Did I misjudge Am I too picky, critical and judgmental Are they really a sociopath This book explains a lot of that thru mismatching, which is basically how someone appears at a given time as opposed to who t...

  8. Kelly says:

    What I love about Gladwell s books is the thing that I think many people find frustrating I don t agree with everything he says But what brings me back is that he finds interesting threads and premises and manages to weave them together in such a way that it makes me think about my own beliefs a little different This book begins with the Sandra Bland case Why did she die Why did this situation even occur It then goes into looking at a series of incidents of the CIA overlooking spies from C What I love about Gladwell s books is...

  9. David Wineberg says:

    Malcolm Gladwell s latest foray into human folly is its seemingly innate trust in strangers We assume strangers are transparent, and can take what they do and say at face value Sometimes we are wrong, but assuming everyone is evil is far worse Talking To Strangers focuses mostly on a number of very high profile criminal cases we are all likely to be familiar with They include the Amanda Knox case, the Jerry Sandusky case, the Brock Turner case, the Sandra Bland case, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Malcolm Gladwell s latest foray into human folly is its seemingly innate trust in strangers We assume strangers are transparent, and can take what they do and say at face value Sometimes we are wrong, but assuming everyone is evil is far worse Talking To Strangers focuses mostly on a number of very high profile criminal cases we are all likely to be familiar with They include the Amanda Knox case, the Jerry Sandusky case, the Brock Turner case, the Sandra Bland case, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and the Bernie Madoff case Gladwell looks at them differently He looks at them not from simple guilt or innocence, but from the misread signals that have surrounded them The result can be a ruined life, prison or e...

  10. BlackOxford says:

    Never Trust a Blood RelativeTalking 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 Hol...

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