ISBN-10:
0393338452
ISBN-13:
9780393338454
Pub. Date:
07/26/2010
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Consequential Strangers: Turning Everyday Encounters Into Life-Changing Moments

Consequential Strangers: Turning Everyday Encounters Into Life-Changing Moments

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ISBN-13: 9780393338454
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Melinda Blau, co-author of the best-selling Baby Whisperer series, writes extensively about relationships and trends. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Karen L. Fingerman, PhD, the Berner Hanley Professor at Purdue University, lives in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction The Birth of a Notion xv

1 The Ascendance of Consequential Strangers 1

2 The View from Above 29

3 Beyond the Confines of the Familiar 61

4 Good for What Ails Us 95

5 Being Spaces 129

6 The Downside 165

7 The Future of Consequential Strangers 197

Epilogue The Postscript Is Personal 215

Appendix I Twenty Questions 221

Appendix II The Occupation Test 223

Notes 225

Index 263

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