Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers


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Lauren's Review


A fascinating look at why humans so often misunderstand one another. From the false conviction of Amanda Knox to the delayed investigation into Larry Nassar, this book provides an insight into how these events occurred. Highly recommend!


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Publisher Review: The No.1 international bestselling author back with a powerful and provocative exploration of why we so often misread other people.



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.

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.