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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Hardcover)

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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 The New 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.

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.

Author:
Gladwell, Malcolm
Genre:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
410
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little Brown & Co
Publish Date:
10/20/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9780316075848
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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  • What The Dog Saw

    Good read. Love the author. Suggest reading his other books also.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • gift idea

    I got this for the guy who has everything. I thought he would enjoy reading about a little bit of everything.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • High Standards to Meet

    I've only read 1/3 of the book so this is only a partial review. But at the same time, the fact that I've only read 1/3 after a month says this is a slow read. Compared to Gladwell's other work this one is having a hard time keeping me interested. I read reviews similar review but wanted to give it a shot. Interesting stories but alot...alot of detail in each. I find myself skimming ahead to wade through the minutia. If you're looking for a continuation of Blink, Outliers then this may not be for you. If you're looking for more concise, thoughtful Gladwell writing then you may like.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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