Talking to Strangers Pdf




Talking to Strangers

Number of page: 400
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316535625
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Category: Social Science

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, 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.

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