Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don't know
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London : Allen Lane, 2019.
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xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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 fail to 'get' other people? 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 the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox. You will discover that strangers are never simple. 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-379) and index.
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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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FLC Reed Leisure Collection.
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FLC Reed Leisure Collection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2019). Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don't know. London: Allen Lane.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2019. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know. London: Allen Lane.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know. London: Allen Lane, 2019.

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Gladwell, Malcolm. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know. London: Allen Lane, 2019. Print.

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