Malcolm Gladwell is a media empire. If you don’t believe me, google the name and discover he takes up more space than Connecticut. And has anyone noticed, the man does not have a decent photograph of himself? Please, don’t break into a sweat if you are a fan as I am not disparaging him. He ferrets out interesting topics, reads and investigates, and finally writes an essay worth your time to read.
He writes and writes, and fortunately for us he knows how to cull his own work so when a new collection like What The Dog Saw and other adventures comes out you know every essay is good. My recommendation extends to Clarion Friends and to President Obama as well. The President could learn a thing or two from this book, particularly Part Two: Theories, Predictions, And Diagnoses.
After reading his Outliers: The Story Of Success I recall writing something about it for Clarion Friends; however, if I did I must not have given him credit because I can’t find it. To make amends I suggest you put both books on your Christmas wish list. If Santa does not come through, take your indulgence in hand and buy them yourself.
Does anyone know what they pay him at the New Yorker? He surely gets more money and benefits than a Congressional Representative. Charles Marlin