Book Interrupted

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March 28, 2022 00:46:33
Talking to Strangers Episode 6

Talking to Strangers Episode 6

Concluding their series on “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell, the women discuss follow-ups and fan responses during the book cycle.  Discussion Points: Squiggy’s Stumble Forward t-shirt Mere’s mullet Twitter responses and Kim’s attempt to connect with Oprah  Book Interrupted playlists  International Women’s Day - Breaking the Bias Our next fan book: The Midnight Library Kim’s tarot card interruptions and Celestial Saturdays Joy Harjo quote: “silence is the white light of sound” Children asking parents stories of when they were younger Other podcasts to listen to on similar topics   Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:  Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History Book Interrupted Teespring Shop Tony Scruggs The Empathy Guy Book Interrupted Talking to Strangers Playlist The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Masterclass - Joy Harjo Teaches Poetic Thinking Hidden Brain Mind Reading 2.0 Malcolm Gladwell debates Adam Grant Super Soul Sunday Hidden Brain Podcast: Mind Reading 2.0 Meredith Lady Lamp Instagram Reel  ...

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March 21, 2022 00:49:28
Talking to Strangers Episode 5

Talking to Strangers Episode 5

The women finish their chat and share their final book reports inspired by “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell. Kim brings to the group a few concerns she has with the book, then they finish with whether they recommend it.  Discussion Points: Suicide - is the information in the book is out of date? Coupling - do events only happen because of specific circumstances/context? Sylvia Plath  Are poets more likely to commit suicide? Crime statistics and race - did Gladwell miss something? Do you recommend the book? Final book reports Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life by Karma Brown What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry ...

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March 14, 2022 00:28:30
Talking to Strangers Episode 4

Talking to Strangers Episode 4

The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell.  “Friends”, TV, The Stanley Milgram Experiment, authoritative figures, body language, and attractiveness - how do all these things influence our perceptions of strangers and our interactions with them? Discussion Points: Error in the Friends section - it’s Monica not Rachel! Does your face show emotion the way that other people expect you to react? How has TV affected how we interpret emotion on strangers’ faces? Does anyone else’s nose tingle when other people touch their nose? Experiments to see how people react to shocking situations  The Stanley Milgram Experiment Do you listen to authority figures, even against your own judgment? Body language and attractiveness - how much do they impact our perceptions of others? Buying music online Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History My Weekend Was the Plot of Mrs. Doubtfire | No Laugh Newsroom - CollegeHumor Encanto  Vivo ...

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March 07, 2022 00:42:12
Talking to Strangers Episode 3

Talking to Strangers Episode 3

The Book Interrupted women share their personal journals while reading “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell. So many things to talk about with this book in the group chat: default to truth, relationships, oppression, the Holy Fool and more.   Discussion Points: Personal journals The illusion of asymmetric insight - do you think you know more about someone else than they do about you? The Holy Fool Do you default to truth? Relationships and red flags - do you see the truth when there are signs that they are lying? Data versus interactions - how much does personal interaction change the way you interpret data? How does race and gender oppression affect sentencing and assessment of situations? Was this book upsetting to you? Group enhancements - do you follow the group? Love and marriage Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Untamed by Glennon Doyle ...

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February 28, 2022 00:43:43
Talking to Strangers Episode 2

Talking to Strangers Episode 2

The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell, exploring topics of biases, first impressions, empty sorrys, shoulds versus coulds, rules, sisters, mothers, sense of self and Legends of the Fall. Discussion Points: Have you met a stranger and had a bias, but when talking to them you found out they were the opposite?  Actions versus words - an empty sorry means nothing/following through on your words First impressions Shoulds versus coulds - do you live your life because you “should” do things? Rules - do you like to follow them? Can you be friends with your sister’s friends? Are you the hardest on yourself? How did becoming a mother change your sense of self? Target marketing and are our phones listening all the time? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History 5 Love Languages  Legends of the Fall What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon Snowden ...

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February 21, 2022 00:35:54
Talking to Strangers Episode 1

Talking to Strangers Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women continue Season Two with “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Talking to Strangers”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of Gladwell’s other books and podcasts, basketball, making an expert, and predicting divorce, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of the book. Discussion Points: Personal journals - what are the first impressions of the book? What is Talking to Strangers about? What do you think of other Malcolm Gladwell Books and his podcast, Revisionist History?  Underhand versus overhand free throw shots in basketball Do 10,000 hours of practice make an expert? Can you predict divorce by Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History “This One Thing is the Biggest Predictor of Divorce” - The Gottman Institute  ...

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