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  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241351567
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $50.00

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know




The No.1 international bestselling author back with a powerful and provocative exploration of why we so often misread other people

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.

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241351567
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $50.00

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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. In 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of three books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath discusses his new book, Talking to Strangers. Learn More: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/talking-to-strangers-9780241351581

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