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Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 bestsellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology. Among the pieces: his investigation into why there are so many different kinds of mustard but only one kind of ketchup; a surprising assessment of what makes for a safer automobile; a look at how we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job; an examination of machine built to predict hit movies; the reasons why homelessness might be easier to solve than manage; his famous profile of inventor and entrepreneur Ron Popeil; a look at why employers love personality tests; a dissection of Ivy League admissions and who gets in; the saga of the quest to invent the perfect cookie; and a look at hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America.

For the millions of Malcolm Gladwell fans, this anthology is like a greatest hits compilation-a mix tape from America's alpha mind

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"Gladwell's fourth book comprises various contributions to the New Yorker and makes for an intriguing and often hilarious look at 'the hidden extraordinary.' He wonders 'what... hair dye tell[s] us about twentieth century history,' and observes firsthand 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan's uncanny ability to understand and be understood by his pack. Gladwell pulls double duty as author and narrator; while his delivery isn't the most dramatic or commanding, the material is frequently astonishing, and his reading is clear, heartfelt, and makes for genuinely pleasurable listening. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781600249150
Author:
Gladwell, Malcolm
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.75x5.25x1.75 in. .66 lbs.
Media Run Time:
780

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gladwell's fourth book comprises various contributions to the New Yorker and makes for an intriguing and often hilarious look at 'the hidden extraordinary.' He wonders 'what... hair dye tell[s] us about twentieth century history,' and observes firsthand 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan's uncanny ability to understand and be understood by his pack. Gladwell pulls double duty as author and narrator; while his delivery isn't the most dramatic or commanding, the material is frequently astonishing, and his reading is clear, heartfelt, and makes for genuinely pleasurable listening. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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