Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation with Jelani Cobb: Talking to Strangers - 92Y, New York

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Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation with Jelani Cobb: Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has a simple question: how should we talk to people we don’t know? But the answers are far thornier—and more fascinating—than we can imagine.

Join the celebrated, New York Times-bestselling author in a provocative discussion with Jelani Cobb about his new book, Talking to Strangers. Upending our fundamental assumptions about trust and deception, Gladwell uses case studies like the Bernie Madoff scandal, the trial of Amanda Knox and the death of poet Sylvia Plath to make a fresh, illuminating argument that our longstanding cultural assumptions about communication and familiarity are due for an update in 2019 and beyond.

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker. As recipient of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his columns in the magazine, …

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