SOLD OUT – Malcolm Gladwell in Austin – October 26, 1 PM

Book tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.
There is not a wait list. 

We’re proud to announce we’re hosting multiple New York Times #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell as he presents his new book, Talking to Strangers. Gladwell will present this “classically Gladwellian adventure” through troubles and scandals from history through today at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 PM.

Book tickets to see this beloved author present are now available! Each book ticket includes one pre-signed copy of Talking to Strangers and admits one person. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round literacy programs.

Thanks to Texas Capital Bank for supporting this event.


WHO: Malcolm Gladwell
WHAT: Speaking about Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
WHERE: Texas Book Festival, First Baptist Church
WHEN: Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 PM
BOOK TICKET: $35  | Includes one pre-signed copy of Talking to Strangers and admits one attendee to the session. 
SEATING: Seating for book ticket holders will open at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 26. 
SIGNING: All books will be pre-signed. You may also purchase additional signed copies of Talking to Strangers at the event.

Book tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.


About 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. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy‘s Top Global Thinkers.

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.

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