Talking to Strangers:
What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
in conversation with NOAH FELDMAN
There will not be a standby line
September 12, 2019
(Doors at 6:30)
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
There will not be a standby line for this event.
Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer MALCOLM GLADWELL for a discussion of his latest book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed writer and Harvard Law professor NOAH FELDMAN.
This event does not include a public book signing.
About Talking to Strangers
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?
Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
Praise for Talking to Strangers
"The latest intellectually stimulating book from the acclaimed author. Every few years, journalist Gladwell assembles serious scientific research on oddball yet relevant subjects and then writes a bestseller. Readers expecting another everything-you-think-you-know-is-wrong page-turner will not be disappointed. . . . Another Gladwell tour de force." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A thoughtful treatise. . . . Gladwell writes in his signature colorful, fluid, and accessible prose. . . . Both fascinating and topical." ―Publishers Weekly
UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out. There will not be a standby line.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.
Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.
Back Bay Station: servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line. Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.
Copley Square Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.
Arlington Street Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.
Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.
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