What the Dog Saw : and Other Adventures, Paperback Book

What the Dog Saw : and Other Adventures Paperback

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In these breathtaking intellectual adventure stories, covering everything from criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell looks under the surface of everyday life to show how the most ordinary subjects can illuminate the most extraordinary things about us and our world.'Masterpieces in the art of the essay' Steven Pinker, The New York Times'Beautiful ... brings together the writing that made Gladwell the extraordinary figure he is today ... one of the most imaginative non-fiction writers of his generation' Ian Sample, Guardian 'Chatty, perceptive, impish and amiable ...

Comes exuberantly close to ... what goes on inside other people's heads' Philip Womack, Daily Telegraph 'Gladwell makes the world seem fresh and exciting again' Evening Standard


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Gets better as it goes, though some of the more interesting pieces have been cannibalised by his full-length books.

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This is not the long awaited new book by Malcolm Gladwell, but rather a collection of his New Yorker stories written over the last 15 years. Still, this is not (only) a publisher's attempt to make money without new material, because Gladwell, as always writes unputdownable material. His enthusiasm for any subject permeates the pages of the book, and few, if any, of these essays, however old, are uninteresting. If you are a Gladwell fan this is compulsary reading, if you haven't read any of his wonderful, thought provoking stuff, don't start here. Any other book authored by him will do.

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