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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher : Little, Brown
Published Date : 2019-09-10
ISBN-13 : 9780316535571
Page : Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher : Allen Lane
Published Date : 2019-09-10
ISBN-13 : 9780241351567
Page : 320 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath 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.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher : Little, Brown
Published Date : 2019-09-10
ISBN-13 : 9780316478526
Page : 304 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Published Date : 2019-09-10
ISBN-13 : 9780241351581
Page : 320 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

‘I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news – the world. Reading this book changed me’ Oprah Winfrey The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath 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.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Paul Auster
Publisher : Picador
Published Date : 2019-05-21
ISBN-13 : 9781250206305
Page : 400 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers is a freshly curated collection of prose, spanning fifty years of work and including famous as well as never-before-published early writings, from 2018 Man Booker Prize–finalist Paul Auster. Beginning with a short philosophical meditation written when he was twenty and concluding with nine political pieces that take on such issues as homelessness, 9/11, and the link between soccer and war, the 44 pieces gathered in this volume offer a wide-ranging view of celebrated novelist Paul Auster’s thoughts on a multitude of classic and contemporary writers, the high-wire exploits of Philippe Petit, how to improve life in New York City (in collaboration with visual artist Sophie Calle), and the long road he has traveled with his beloved manual typewriter. While writing for the New York Review of Books and other publications in the mid-1970s, young poet Auster gained recognition as an astute literary critic with essays on Laura Riding, John Ashbery, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, and others. By the late seventies and early eighties, as the poet was transforming himself into a novelist, he maintained an active double life by continuing his work as a translator and editing the groundbreaking anthology, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century Poetry. His prefaces to some of these books are included in Talking to Strangers, among them a heart-wrenching account of Stéphane Mallarmé’s response to the death of his eight-year-old son, Anatole. In recent years, Auster has pushed on with explorations into the work of American artists spanning various periods and disciplines: the notebooks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the films of Jim Jarmusch, the writings of painter-collagist-illustrator Joe Brainard, and the three-hit shutout thrown by journeyman right-hander Terry Leach of the Mets. Also included here are several rediscovered works that were originally delivered in public: a 1982 lecture on Edgar Allan Poe, a 1999 blast against New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and one of the funniest introductions a poetry reading ever heard in the state of New Jersey. A collection of soaring intelligence and deepest humanity, Talking to Strangers is an essential book by “the most distinguished American writer of [his] generation . . . indeed its only author . . . with any claim to greatness.” (The Spectator)
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Never Talk to Strangers

Never Talk to Strangers

Never Talk to Strangers

Authors : Irma Joyce
Publisher : Golden Books
Published Date : 2009
ISBN-13 : 9780375849640
Page : 24 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Never Talk to Strangers

Discusses different situations to help make important distinctions between people who are “safe” and people to avoid.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Anne Cassidy
Publisher : Point
Published Date : 2006
ISBN-13 : 9780439950015
Page : 177 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

A chilling page-turner from the award-winning author of LOOKING FOR JJ. Ten-year-old Caroline has disappeared, last seen climbing into a black car with a strange man. Maggie, caught up in the mystery, sees menace everywhere – her new neighbour owns a black car and she sees him bury a child’s belongings in his back garden. Maggie must find out the truth but can she trust her own judgement?
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When Strangers Meet

When Strangers Meet

When Strangers Meet

Authors : Kio Stark
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Published Date : 2016-09-13
ISBN-13 : 9781501119989
Page : 128 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions When Strangers Meet

Argues for the practice of talking to strangers as a way of widening one’s experience of the world, addressing the transformative possibilities as well as the political and practical considerations of engaging with strangers in public.
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Talk to Strangers

Talk to Strangers

Talk to Strangers

Authors : David Topus
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Published Date : 2012-03-16
ISBN-13 : 9781118237625
Page : 208 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talk to Strangers

Connect to the world around you and realize the enormouspotential in talking to strangers Everyday, random encounters really can change lives, when youmake them happen the right way and leverage the connection at theother end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out andtap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standingalongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or theticket counter at the airport. David Topus’ life-changing messageis that we should “always connect,” which means going beyond onlinerelationships and engaging in the random, real-life interactionsthat have unlimited potential to supercharge businesses, acceleratecareers, and enrich your life. Why there is opportunity through the people you meet whereveryou go The four key beliefs of successful random connectors Techniques for creating comfort and trust quickly with completestrangers How to optimize and monetize your newly-establishedcontacts When you connect to those in your everyday world, you’lldiscover the life-expanding potential of random encounters andunlimited opportunities.
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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Authors : Danielle Allen
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Published Date : 2009-08-01
ISBN-13 : 9780226014685
Page : 286 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Talking to Strangers

“Don’t talk to strangers” is the advice long given to children by parents of all classes and races. Today it has blossomed into a fundamental precept of civic education, reflecting interracial distrust, personal and political alienation, and a profound suspicion of others. In this powerful and eloquent essay, Danielle Allen, a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, takes this maxim back to Little Rock, rooting out the seeds of distrust to replace them with “a citizenship of political friendship.” Returning to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 and to the famous photograph of Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, being cursed by fellow “citizen” Hazel Bryan, Allen argues that we have yet to complete the transition to political friendship that this moment offered. By combining brief readings of philosophers and political theorists with personal reflections on race politics in Chicago, Allen proposes strikingly practical techniques of citizenship. These tools of political friendship, Allen contends, can help us become more trustworthy to others and overcome the fossilized distrust among us. Sacrifice is the key concept that bridges citizenship and trust, according to Allen. She uncovers the ordinary, daily sacrifices citizens make to keep democracy working—and offers methods for recognizing and reciprocating those sacrifices. Trenchant, incisive, and ultimately hopeful, Talking to Strangers is nothing less than a manifesto for a revitalized democratic citizenry.