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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

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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... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241351574
Barcode 9780241351574
Published 17 September 2019 by Penguin
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ISBN-13 9780241351574
ISBN-10 024135157X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 17 September 2019
International Publication Date 9 September 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
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
Dewey Code 302
Catalogue Code 1000136

Description of this Book

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 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 more about those we don't.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me. * Oprah Winfrey *

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Author's Bio

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

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