I like to read. I’m a reader. Not the voracious, abiding, tome-devouring reader, though there’s nothing wrong with that.
While I love books, I do better with non-book prose, like that found in magazines, essays, long-form journalism, newspapers, web sites, and (yes) blogs. So 2010 was not a spectacular year for me in the book reading department. I have read parts of lots of books — picked ’em up, put ’em down, buried ’em under stacks of other books I haven’t finished.
In 2010, I finished one book. Just one. And that was a book of essays, so it probably doesn’t even count. If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s other books, The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, as I have, and enjoyed them, you’ll love this read. But it’s much more like having his essays compiled in one place. Exactly much more, in fact.
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
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