David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
What It’s About
Description from Goodreads:
In his #1 bestselling books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell has explored the ways we understand and change our world. Now he looks at the complex and surprising ways the weak can defeat the strong, the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success. Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology, and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, David and Goliath is in many ways the most practical and provocative book Malcolm Gladwell has ever written.
Why Was This Title Selected
I typically enjoy Gladwell’s books, and they’re usually easy to read. Since November can kick off a busy season, I was looking for that in our final nonfiction selection for the year.
Anything Else to Know About It?
We’ll be starting the discussion about the book today, and you’re welcome to come and join us.
What’s Coming Up in December?
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Why did I select it? I had to have a fantasy choice fo the year, and this is one that I’ve been meaning to read for years. I’m also hoping it should be fairly easy to read during a busy season.
And a heads-up: you can get the Audible version for a reduced price if you buy the Kindle version first. There are also several versions available, including one that is a dramatization.
See all the books we’ll be reading in 2016 here.
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