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The concepts presented also align with the work I do in Restorative Justice.
Consequential Strangers is a great read and will make you more conscientious of how the strangers you meet can and do have an impact on your life.
I first encountered Blau and Fingerman's book in my research into the social aspects of coffeehouses.
Like most of us, you have probably let some part of yourself atrophy because you weren't around anyone who evoked and enjoyed it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kare Anderson
Most of us have close family and a tight circle of friends. These individuals are important to us in many different and significant ways - they nurture us, they support us, they... Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by bronx book nerd
"Consequential Strangers" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. Melinda Blau's book interview ran here as the cover feature on August 23, 2010.Published on September 8, 2010 by ROROTOKO
Sure, we all know that our close relationships with family, partners, and friends influence our lives in significant and obvious ways. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Deb
It's about time someone wrote a book about the role of consequential strangers. I read her book and found it riveting. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Bookem! Dano
This book was great! One of those that changes how you think and view the world! I smiled and waved at the school bus driver, she also works at the grocery store. Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Kris
I wasn't sure this book would grab me; I assumed this was obvious stuff. What I didn't expect was how extensive the research and interviews would be and how broad a scope it would... Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by P. D. Koenigsberg
Who knew that a book about strangers would change the way I appreciate people in my life? This is a wonderfully spiritual path and I'll never look at a stranger, consequential or... Read morePublished on February 4, 2010 by Susan P. Valentine
Who can resist checking out the alluring title, "Consequential Strangers"? And then, eyeing the subject matter, you realize that some new and provocative idea is being presented. Read morePublished on February 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer