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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
More insights about understanding others
Started this booking thinking it has some tips and tricks about how to talk with strangers. But, then I realised that it is about more basic aspects about how we judge people, how we form our perception etc. Overall, it was a worth reading as it gives deeper insights in understanding others. Use of voices of actual characters made it feel close to reality. But I think it mainly revolves in U S. For outsiders sometimes difficult to connect. Overall, I would say a Good Read.
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