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What the Dog Saw ...
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"Probably Gladwell's best book. inspires curiosity about the topic covered, without completely satisfying that curiosity. Leaves small mysteries unsolved, so you contemplate each section long after you finish reading it. The essay on the Dog whisperer is particularly good." Sep 11, 2015 08:57AM

 
The Essential G.K...
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Joshua Joshua said: " I have read most of these works at least once before, but working through this massive volume is giving me the joy of reading them again, sometimes for the third or fourth time, in a new context.

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"Skipped a little, but kinda have to in a 4953 page collection..." Apr 25, 2014 10:09AM

 
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"Fairly good so far, if a little dryer than his fictional work. Already out has helped me to see the kind of world Chesterton must have lived in with clearer eyes. His writing is timeless in a way that it is hard to place him in time, but reading stories of his parents and grandparents helps to firmly anchor him in history for me." Jun 12, 2013 08:49PM

 

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Joshua is 60% done with What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures: Probably Gladwell's best book. inspires curiosity about the topic covered, without completely satisfying that curiosity. Leaves small mysteries unsolved, so you contemplate each section long after you finish reading it. The essay on the Dog whisperer is particularly good.
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Sharper and more focus than "Blink", though written with a bit less scope and anecdote, The Tipping point is a fun romp through the organic spread of ideas, trends, and fads. Most of this content could be learned from marketing 101, or a basic sociol ...more
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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Enjoyable exploration of first impression, instinct, and snap decision making. This book reminds me of Oliver Sack's work, with a little Bill Bryson thrown in, though at times Gladwell is a bit dryer and more clinical than either. I will say that Gla ...more
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A Brief History of Time
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Fascinating read. Others have said pretty much all that need be said about the content of this book. I came to it after reading Hawking's memoir , My Brief History. The memoir was very good as well, but you can see that Hawking's passion truly lies i ...more
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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Very enjoyable read. I always wondered what it would be like to try and hike the Appalachian trail with a sad-sack real- life Garfield, who, though constantly hungry, throws the food for the week over cliffs rather than carrying it to your next camps ...more
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I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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Is this Bryson's best book? By no means, but the essays are enjoyable for what they are, a snapshot of 96 to 99 with an interesting running commentary. If you enjoy essay or newspaper column collections, you will enjoy this book. If you are expecting ...more
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Armada by Ernest Cline
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