David and Goliath: Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants Hardcover – 28 Oct 2013
Product Description Review When you read it you feel like you can topple giants (Jon Ronson) I devoured it in a single reading being a Gladwell addict for many years (Richard E. Grant) His most accessible book ... A Scheherazade for our time talking to keep us going and make us think (Gaby Wood Daily Telegraph ) His best yet ... intoxicating powerful ... more socially and morally engaged than his previous work (Oliver Burkeman Guardian ) A pleasure (Tim Adams Observer ) Lovely ... as with most of Gladwell's books he had me at hello - the initial thesis is simply irresistible (Leah McLaren Globe and Mail ) Truly intriguing and inspiring ... unforgettable (Hector Tobar Los Angeles Times ) As always Gladwell's sweep is breathtaking and thought-provoking ... I've long admired Gladwell's work (Joe Nocera The New York Times ) Fascinating ... Gladwell is a master of synthesis. This perennially bestselling author prides himself on radical re-thinking and urges the rest of us to follow suit (Heller McAlpin Washington Post ) David and Goliath readers will travel with colorful characters who overcame great difficulties and learn fascinating facts about the Battle of Britain cancer medicine and the struggle for civil rights to name just a few topics upon which Mr. Gladwell's wide-ranging narrative touches. This is an entertaining book (Christopher F. Chabris Wall Street Journal ) What propels the book like all of Gladwell's writing is his intoxicating brand of storytelling. He is the master of mixing familiar elements with surprise counter-intuitions and then seasoning with a sprinkling of scientific evidence ... Gladwell is a master craftsman an outlier amongst authors (Rob Brooks Huffington Post ) Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath an energetic counterintuitive exploration of why (and how) underdogs succeed and how disabilities traumatic childhoods and other seeming lacks can sometimes trump power ( Guardian Books of the Year 2013 ) About the Author Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with the New Yorker magazine since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point Blink and Outliers all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers. Prior to joining the New Yorker magazine he was a reporter with the Washington Post where he covered business science and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England grew up in rural Ontario and now lives in New York City.
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