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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell is an evocative book that tackles all the nuisances of an activity we engage in everyday: talking to strangers. Gladwell dives deep into many pressing cases throughout history, ranging from Chamberlain and Hitler’s meeting, the death of Sylvia Plath, Sandra Bland’s arrest, and numerous more. Each chapter is filled with evidence conveyed in a wide variety of forms: dialogues, statistical data, anecdotes, and many more, that are sure to pique the interest of any and all readers. The language in the book is also direct and concise, making this book easy to follow. While reading the chapters, readers also have the option to listen to the audio version of the book online, just as Gladwell had originally intended. Although Gladwell does not shy away from detailing numerous serious topics in the book, they are critical issues in society and increasingly relevant in the current day and age. Talking to Strangers pushes readers to think about the world around them and the very interactions they are bound to go through each day. The crucial concepts which Gladwell introduces in each chapter are all ones which readers can take as advice in their own lives, making Talking to Strangers a must-read book.

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