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Talking to Strangers
- What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
- Written by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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.
True to it's word
- By Raggi Chakraborty on 27-10-19
As with all of his books, Malcolm Gladwell presents an well-rounded examination of a series of situations that challenged me to take a look at my own beliefs - in this case about 'strangers'. Each chapter presented an opportunity for reflection on my own thoughts and actions.
Interviews and audio excerpts from people within some of those situations add to the drama and make the stories more impactful - I could have listened to it all in one go .
If you like this book, go check out Malcolm's podcast Revisionist History for more of the same.
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