‘Talking to Strangers’

I was impressed with Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. It’s a fascinating read. It presents so many intriguing ideas. It’s always compelling and coherent.

Based on Outliers, I took a chance and bought the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting. It couldn’t be as good as Outliers? Could it?

Talking to Strangers pieces together some established ideas in seemingly unconnected real life stories. It merges them together in a surprising conclusion. Talking to Strangers was conceived as an audiobook from the outset. The quotes and interviews are mostly recordings of the original person speaking.

The story is about unconscious bias. And the implications on how it affects our lives.


Verdict: Brilliant.