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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 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.
(C) 2019 Malcolm Gladwell (P) 2019 Malcolm Gladwell
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Malcolm Gladwell has created a thought-provoking exploration of how we respond to unfamiliar people and situations. In his always engaging and accessible way, the New Yorker writer explores how first encounters can have devastating consequences, from the fall of the Aztec empire to Fidel Castro fooling the CIA. If you like Revisionist History, Gladwell’s podcast, this audiobook will be a welcome surprise. With recordings of conversations, music, and interviews that aren’t included in the book, we were completely engrossed by the listening experience. Talking to Strangers feels like an important reminder to think twice before making snap judgments.
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Beware dinner parties
...after reading/listening to this. You'll go on these long-winded explanations of how leggy Cubans result in Police brutality, via the difficulties teens have with first dates, and your friends will be all "uh huh....how about that local sporting team?"
But seriously, each of the threads laid out is fascinating, amnd you're always aware there's a rope being built somewhere, but the drawing together that wraps it all up: supremely fascinating. I was actually a bit sad when it ended.
Bravo, Malcolm and all at Pushkin Industries. Bravo.