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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
What the Dog Saw And Other Adventures
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? — In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically chang...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316076326
ISBN-10: 0316076325
Publication Date: 10/2009
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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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gsisk avatar reviewed What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures on + 186 more book reviews
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a collection of stories (actually articles the author wrote for The New Yorker), about subjects or perspectives one generally does not consider. For example:

Pitchmen
Ketchup
Hair Dye
Enron
Mammography
Pit Bulls
... and others.

Each offers a unique perspective, and/or background info and/or history of the subject discussed. The book is very readable and contains a wealth of knowledge - even some wisdom.

I'm going to read more by this author.
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Gladwell's essays are very interesting and information but sometimes tend to drag on. It is thought provoking to look at news items that were such a huge part of pop culture at the time that they happened from a different point of view.


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