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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gladwell, Malcolm

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 In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural T...exas. 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 more about those we don't.
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ISBN 9780241351574
Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241351574
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gladwell, Malcolm
Category Popular Culture
Management Decision Making
Popular Science
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 302
Weight 484g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Social psychology, Strangers
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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