Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree With and Maybe Even Change the World

My newest book—preorder it now

Talking Across the Divide by Justin Lee

What happened to us?

Every day, our world seems to get more polarized. There are people on the news, at work, or even in our own families whose views seem so bizarre to us that we just can’t imagine what on earth they could be thinking.

We want to change their minds. We just have no idea how to get through to them. Have we always been so far apart? Or is something dividing us? And if so, can it be stopped?

Talking Across the Divide is my answer to these questions. In my 20 years speaking to both liberal and conservative groups, I’ve seen certain patterns repeat themselves again and again. I know what’s tearing us apart, and I’ve seen which strategies do or don’t work to get people on the other side of an issue to listen.

If we’re honest with ourselves, many of us are sick of trying to talk to certain people. But if we don’t learn how to talk across our cultural divides, our society could very well fall apart. Talking Across the Divide offers practical strategies to overcome the five major barriers to communication and get through to the people you never thought you could reach.

Maybe you could even change the world.


Why should you preorder this book?

Talking Across the Divide is out in August. But if you’re a fan of my work, or even if you just like the idea of this book, could I ask a big favor? Would you preorder the book now with one of the links above or through your local bookstore?

Here’s why: Preorders are very important to authors. In a world with so many books coming out all the time, booksellers rely on preorders to help them gauge which books are going to be popular. Books that get a lot of preorders are more likely to be stocked well, get promoted heavily, be prominently displayed, etc.

So even though it might seem like it doesn’t matter whether you preorder or wait for it to come out, it’s actually better for me if you preorder it now. And remember, there are lots of places to buy books, so don’t limit yourself to the most famous online retailer!

Thanks in advance for your support. And I really hope you like the book. This is an important one for me.

Talking Across the Divide is out in August, 2018, from Penguin Random House.