Talking to Strangers
What We Should Know About the People We Don't KnowLarge Print - 2019
In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to "analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them," in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: LT 302 GLA
Characteristics: xii, 623 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm