Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know will be published in September 2019.
In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas. Minutes later she was arrested and jailed. Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell. What went wrong? Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don’t know, why it often goes awry and what it says about us.
How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often get other people wrong?
Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. You will read about the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox. You will discover that strangers are never simple.
Gladwell’s previous five books (The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath) have all been international bestsellers. In his ground-breaking Blink, he explored the role of first impressions in our lives. Now he goes deeper, zeroing in on how we make sense of the unfamiliar.
No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don’t.
Talking to Strangers will be published September 2019.
Netflix have announced a new documentary following Michelle Obama during the publication of her bestselling memoir, Becoming, which will be released on Wednesday 6 May.
We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
Volume Two of The Book of Dust is set to arrive on 3rd October 2019, jumping 20 years forward from Volume One, La Belle Sauvage.
Big Sky will be published on 18th June 2019.
The Testaments is to be published September 2019.
Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 14 November 2018.
E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.
In partnership with the Graduate Diploma in Publishing at Whitireia Community Polytechnic Ltd, Penguin Random House New Zealand is delighted to announce a new publishing scholarship for Māori and Pasifika students.
The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.
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Penguin Random House New Zealand believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.
Penguin Random House authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize.