Have you heard? Malcolm Gladwell, one of my favorite nonfiction authors, is doing a live video chat on Monday October 21, about his new book!
Here is what goodreads.com says about the new book:
Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.
From the conflicts in Northern Ireland, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone’s favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?
David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell’s unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss. It’s a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.
I haven’t read the new book, but since it’s written by him, it’s gotta be outstanding! I absolutely loved Blink. I listened to it on CD one bleak month of February a few years ago. I credit that book for lifting me out of the winter doldrums. I can’t wait to hear his new insights! He has an uncanny ability to uncover truths that nobody else notices.
P.S. I would love to be your friend on goodreads.com! While you there signing up for the video chat, please friend me!