Talking to Strangers

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

Hardcover, 386 pages

English language

Published Dec. 31, 2019 by Little, Brown and Company.

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I've read several of Gladwell's books now and have enjoyed each of them, including this one, which I received for Christmas. In customary fashion, Gladwell teases out unexpected (and likely valid) conclusions from data and studies not followed by the general populous. While I have enjoyed his other books more for this quality, the focus of this book is itself difficult but necessary to grasp -- what mistakes observers repeatedly make in analyzing the speech, conduct, and habits of strangers (and how we are primed to make such mistakes). It's a worthwhile subject handled in an illustrative and deliberate manner. Worth one's time.

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