Talking to Strangers
A review of

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know

A Different Gladwell

by David Meyer

Best-selling author and cultural commentator Malcom Gladwell offers a philosophical journey into the realm of trust and perception.

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell’s overview of interactions among strangers illustrates astonishingly complex aspects of stranger-to-stranger dynamics. Gladwell’s warning comes through loud and clear: Take nothing for granted when talking with people you do not know.

Gladwell is, to understate wildly, a vastly respected social observer. The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune and Detroit Free Press all named this the Best Book of the Year. O, The Oprah Magazine said, “Reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news – the world.” The New York Times wrote, “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.”

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