Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell audiobook

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

By Malcolm Gladwell
Read by Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316478526

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549150333

  • ISBN: 9781549100017

  • ISBN: 9781549100024

Runtime: 8.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A People Pick of the Week

A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers---and why they often go wrong.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?
Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland---throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one’s transparent, and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances.” People
“Offers a provocative take on what close encounters between strangers have to teach us…Reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news—the world.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Gladwell’s message that we should all approach strangers ‘with caution and humility’—has fortuitous timing, given a political climate in which we can hardly stand to interact with people who watch a different cable network.” New York Times
“Gives us more food for thought…Read by the engaging author himself.” Parade (audio review)
Talking to Strangers looks at the ways we do harm by failing to understand one another…With a mix of reporting, research, and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller, building a case on the ways these misconceptions lead to disaster…Gladwell has again delivered a compelling, conversation-starting read.” Los Angeles Times
“A sweeping survey tour of miscommunication, through stories ripped from the headlines and history books…Fascinating.” NPR

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Author Bio: Malcolm Gladwell

Author Bio: Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with the New Yorker since 1996. He is a former writer at the Washington Post and served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He has won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of four books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, and Outliers: The Story of Success, all of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His book What the Dog Saw is a compilation of stories published in the New Yorker. Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English