I’ve read all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books and readily recommend them to many people I meet. I will recommend this one most highly, but with the caveat that it will challenge more deeply than his others. The primary premise is harder to grasp at first read, especially when compared to others examples of his work.
Talking to Strangers, however, brings a new depth of heft and challenge to the Gladwell canon. I found myself reviewing significant passages to make sure I properly got the message. It was almost like the first stranger I had to learn to talk to was myself. I had to put aside personal biases and allow myself to be challenged to the point of change.
I can’t say I ‘enjoyed’ this book as much as his others and it wasn’t as ‘entertaining’ as others have been. However - and more valuably - I was much more engaged to think my way through it and from that I have been most powerfully rewarded.
Worth every minute of the reading ... and re-reading.
- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: Allen Lane; 1 edition (5 December 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241449502
- ISBN-13: 978-0241449509
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.4 x 14.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 209 g
- Customer Reviews: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)