When we meet someone for the first time, what do we talk about? How do we create a connection with a stranger? In “Talking to Strangers,” Malcolm Gladwell explores the dynamics of communication and offers insights into how best to navigate our interactions with people who are unfamiliar to us. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, and criminology, Gladwell introduces readers to an array of intriguing case studies-from the Steven Avery trial to Speedboat killer Richard Kuklinski. By exploring topics such as emotional intelligence, self-presentation, and microexpressions, he demonstrates that it is possible to read others more accurately than we might think possible – if only we know how. Engaging and thought-provoking, “Talking to Strangers” will change the way you think about those around you – whether at work or on a date.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to better read and understand people they don’t know. It provides a wealth of information on the topic, backed by research in psychology and sociology. Gladwell’s writing is engaging and easy to read, making this an enjoyable book for anyone interested in communication or human behavior.
- Gladwell is a great writer and makes complex subjects easy to understand
- The book offers interesting insights into the dynamics of communication
- It can help you become better at reading people
- The author takes a complex topic and makes it difficult to follow at times.
- The examples used throughout the book can be dense and hard to relate to.
- The ideas Gladwell presents may challenge what readers believe about communication, making them skeptical of his claims
Learn more about the author
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of five books, including “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.” There is no single answer to this question, because the way we succeed or fail in any.
“A fascinating, insightful read.”
“I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be interesting and thought-provoking. It made me look at interactions with strangers in a whole new light.”
“Gladwell provides deep and fascinating insights into the fundamentals of human interaction.”
“A fascinating look at the art of communication.”