The Art of Small Talk

This was a reader recommendation and I was intrigued because a) I am one of those people who says, “I hate small talk!” and b) it is only available as an audiobook and has a pretty tremendous cast of characters (Malcom Gladwell, Amy Poehler, etc.!) At first, I found myself slightly annoyed by the hosts. They are high energy comedians! With time though, they wore me down. I am not kidding when I say that this book changed my perspective about small talk (from vapid and useless to something that can be really helpful). I like that it also gives exit strategies, tips for dealing with energy vampires, and more. And, it’s very entertaining. Wilson and St. Clair have a fantastic energy together and made me laugh out loud more than once. Any book that can do that AND teach me something/change my mind is a winner in my book. I highly recommend it.