Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell’s new work on interactions among strangers includes several enthralling case histories, notably his retelling of the Amanda Knox murder case. Drawing on a range of other examples, including CIA interrogations and interactions with sex offenders, Gladwell illustrates astonishingly complex aspects of stranger-to-stranger dynamics. His heart-wrenching description of Sandra Bland’s encounter with a Texas police officer in 2015 delivers his message like a punch to the gut. Gladwell’s warning comes through loud and clear: Take nothing for granted when talking with strangers.
About the Author
Acclaimed Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell’s previous books include The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw – all New York Times bestsellers. He hosts the podcast Revisionist History.