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

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About the Author
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers--The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers.

"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"

"Gives us more food for thought...Read by the engaging author himself."

-- "Parade (audio review)"

"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"

"Malcolm Gladwell is a fabulous narrator...His pleasing tone, phrasing palette, and exceptional skill with dramatic pauses all sound natural, yet add sparkling energy to his writing...Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award."

-- "AudioFile"

"This book is kind of like taking a crash college course in communication, except Malcom Gladwell is your professor, and he's helping you completely rethink the way you go through the world."

-- "Esquire"

"Puts a distinctive and provocative spin on his topic, bringing it to life by populating the book with riveting, headline-grabbing scandals and drawing on psychological research and social science to support his claims."

-- "Christian Science Monitor"

"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...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"
Talking to Strangers is a must-read...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, O, The Oprah Magazine"
Powerful advice on truly getting to know others...Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one's transparent and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances.-- "People, Book of the Week"
Gladwell has again delivered a compelling, conversation-starting read...At a time when the world feels intractably polarized, a book examining the varying ways we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another could not feel more necessary...With a mix of reporting, research and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller.-- "Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times"
Mr. Gladwell's towering success rests on the moment when the skeptic starts to think that maybe we're wrong about everything and maybe, just maybe, this Gladwell guy is onto something...Talking to Strangers is weightier than his previous titles.-- "Amy Chozick, New York Times"
Gladwell uses compelling real-world examples to show the how and why behind our interactions with folks we're trying to understand.-- "Rhett Power, Forbes"
Gladwell's case studies are thrilling...Chock-full of gripping anecdotes from the recent and forgotten past. He uses these riveting stories to offer up bite-size observations about how we engage with strangers.-- "Maggie Taft, Booklist"
Another Gladwell tour de force...intellectually stimulating...Readers expecting another everything-you-think-you-know-is-wrong page-turner will not be disappointed.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Both fascinating and topical...A thoughtful treatise...Gladwell writes in his signature colorful, fluid, and accessible prose.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Gladwell interviews brilliant people, generates powerful insights, writes like an angel, and has earned a massive and admiring audience. He has a keen eye and a witty flair and he's one of the best observationalists of a generation. Gladwell is a big-picture thinker who helps us make sense of the human condition.-- "Bob Brisco, WebMD Magazine"
As always, with his narrative gift and eye for the telling detail, Gladwell peppers his work with unforgettable facts... He has immense gifts--a probing, original, questioning mind, an ability to dig up information others haven't considered and tie it to a broader point. He has a narrative skill nonpareil.-- "Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter"
Engaging...Mr. Gladwell [presents] a mountain of quirky anecdotes and interesting research about our blunders with strangers, and why we make them...It's fascinating to peek at these incidents through Mr. Gladwell's psychological lens.-- "Leigh Anne Focareta, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"
Inspiring and motivating...Gladwell is a wunderkind and a saint...He takes on racial division, incompatible perspectives, and emotional dissonance without ever sounding preaching or proud. The stories make you think.-- "John Brandon, Daily Beast"
Superb writing. Masterful structure.-- "Pilita Clark, Financial Times (UK)"