From the author of David and Goliath, Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point, and What the Dog Saw came this best book of the year. Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers, in Summary, is a non-fiction book that offers a powerful analysis of our interactions with people.. strangers — and why they go wrong. Here we’ve covered some of the reviews of talking to strangers and the infamous author, Malcolm Gladwell’s best books. Makes a great gift for the book lovers in your life.
Talking to Strangers summary
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell is a book about examining human behavior. His inspiration for this book came from the 2015 death of Sandra Bland about which in his writing Gladwell expresses feeling angrier and angrier. In 2015, a young black woman, Sandra Bland hangs herself in a jail cell only days after being arrested for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas. The conditions of her being taken into custody and its investigation stuck with Gladwell, who is a half-Jamaican. This tragic incident forms a foundation for his topical book. Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers looks at the ways we do general harm by failing to understand others, a problem that he highlights and investigates through a series of real-life incidents including – the trial of Amanda Knox, the child-abuse scandal involving Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the deceptions of financier Bernie Madoff, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, and the TV sitcom Friends.
Talking to Strangers Reviews:
“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“
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
“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