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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Insightful and illuminating, it raises sound principles about what causes social epidemics. However it is padded beyond belief and highly repetitive. Could have been a greater success as a much shorter essay. preferred Blink
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A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
" I agree exactly with Jessica's description. Interesting concepts expanded (padded) beyond what is necessary for them to "stick" with me. Constant repi ...more "
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
"This book grew out of an article Malcolm Gladwell was writing for the New Yorker. Frankly, it is better suited for a 5-7 page article rather than a 280 page book. The crux of the book is that the "stickiness factor" of epidemics (whatever the natu..." Read more of this review »
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Down and Dirty Pictures by Peter Biskind
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This is really pleasing so far. Biskind does not pull his punches and is a talented writer. Many of the quotes are unattributed which questions their veracity, but it does provide a sense of what kind of people the major players Redford, Harvey and B ...more
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Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
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I found this to be a painfully honest account of Fry's upbringing. His use of language marks him out. This is his best for me.
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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I was fascinated by the anecdotes and experiments described in this book more than by the author's theories. There were some shocking realisations which were more grabbing than his attempts at explanations. For those who seek to apply rational scient ...more
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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This is promising to be a great guide to understanding the choices that we make and what influences them. A potential cure for recidivism.
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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nut... by Stephen Hawking
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This book showed me how thick I am. I wish i could have really understood it all. For those who give up try Bill Bryson's short history of nearly everything.
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