Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

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

Large Print - 2019
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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
ISBN: 9780316535571
Branch Call Number: LT 302 GLA
Characteristics: xii, 623 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm

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This is a best-selling book to tell you what your parents should have, that not everyone you meet is your friend.

debwalker Jun 14, 2019

What the hay! Not like you'll ever see them again, anyway!

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