Talking to Strangers is a book by Malcolm Gladwell about the dangers of misjudging people we don’t know.
For who is this book for ?
It is for people who want to understand how to deal with the dangers of misjudging others, and learn more about why it’s important to try and get to know as many people as possible.
- It makes you think about the way you interact with strangers
- It’s interesting and well written
- It teaches you how to be more cautious when meeting new people
- The book is very dense and filled with research, so it’s not an easy read.
- It can be a little depressing to think about how often we get things wrong about people.
- There’s no one answer or solution to the problem of misjudging strangers, which means that the book doesn’t really provide any practical advice on what to do about it.
Learn more about the author
Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, author, and speaker. He has written for The New Yorker since 1996. His books include The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009) and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants(2013).
“In his trademark style, Gladwell takes on seemingly complex topics and makes them easy to understand. This book is no exception…I would recommend this read for anyone looking to improve their people skills or simply learn more about human behavior.”
“This book is a masterpiece! I never knew that so much could be learned about people just by talking to them.”
“In his trademark style, Gladwell takes topics that we think we know everything about and turns them on their heads. He forces us to reconsider our preconceived notions and encourages us to engage with the unfamiliar.”
“A compelling and eye-opening read. . . Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should not make assumptions about people based on our limited interactions with them, but instead should get to know them better.”