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What the Dog Saw (Reprint) (Paperback) by Malcolm Gladwell

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About the Book



"Essays previously published in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



Malcolm Gladwell focuses on minor geniuses and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this delightful (Bloomberg News) collection of writings from The New Yorker.

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from TheNew Yorker over the same period.
Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and hindsight bias and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.
Good writing, Gladwell says in his preface, does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head. What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.



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A master essayist.--Los Angeles Times

Clear, provocative, and important.--New York Times



About The Author



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'sTop Global Thinke
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .86 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 410
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Journalism, Essays
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Language: English
Street Date: December 14, 2010
TCIN: 13261487
UPC: 9780316076203
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3317
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

entertaining

5 out of 5 stars
- 13 years ago
I bought this as a gift after reading several reviews and Gladwell's other books, and almost didn't want to give it away. Even if you don't buy into every theory, it is thought-provoking and entertaining.
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