Book Review / November 8, 2019
Book Review - Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
By: Malcolm Gladwell

Book Reivew

This was my first Audible book, and it was a good experience. Anybody interested in the inner workings of people, culture, and communication will find value in this book. Malcolm takes very explosive US events, takes us deeper, and compels us to think differently about them. This is something our culture desperately needs. Although, it may even be a foreign language to us by now.

Malcolm Gladwell uses a lot of stories, and I believe he uses them effectively. For some, the number of stories will help them digest the material. For others, it may cause the premise to be lost because they don't want to wade through all the stories to get to a small amount of core content. My work around was to listen to the book on 1.5x speed as to be able to get his premise and his stories without getting sick of the lack of core content.

There was a significant negative for me in this book - there were quite a few explicit sexual references. I understand the necessity of many of them. I am not saying he should have left them out. I don't have an opinion on that. I personally just don't want the experience of wading through those types of details.

Book Review / Nov 8
Book Review - Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
By: Malcolm Gladwell

Book Reivew

This was my first Audible book, and it was a good experience. Anybody interested in the inner workings of people, culture, and communication will find value in this book. Malcolm takes very explosive US events, takes us deeper, and compels us to think differently about them. This is something our culture desperately needs. Although, it may even be a foreign language to us by now.

Malcolm Gladwell uses a lot of stories, and I believe he uses them effectively. For some, the number of stories will help them digest the material. For others, it may cause the premise to be lost because they don't want to wade through all the stories to get to a small amount of core content. My work around was to listen to the book on 1.5x speed as to be able to get his premise and his stories without getting sick of the lack of core content.

There was a significant negative for me in this book - there were quite a few explicit sexual references. I understand the necessity of many of them. I am not saying he should have left them out. I don't have an opinion on that. I personally just don't want the experience of wading through those types of details.

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