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Talking to Strangers
- What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
- Written by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you’ll hear the voices of people he interviewed - scientists, criminologists, military psychologists.
Weird, uninteresting stories
- By Amazon Customer on 2020-01-20
Not as advertised
This book was marketed to me as a self-help style book that would give you practical strategies to talk to strangers. Instead it was a politically fueled rant about a bunch of times in history where people have been misunderstood and the disastrous consequences.
The book was well read and had many actors, and it's good if you're looking for a dramatic retelling of past events. However if you're looking for strategies to actually talk to the strangers they mention in this book, look elsewhere.
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