Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book Review: Outliers

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is a non-fiction story of Success. Gladwell's theories on why certain people are successful--due to opportunity, wealth, intelligence or even being born in the 'right' year--are incredible and I could hardly put the book down. I am not usually into this genre of book [non-fiction leaning more towards educational], but Gladwell has a knack for smooth writing, incorporating stories that captivate the reader. [To be honest, if this book was not given to me by a family member, I never would have glanced twice in its direction.] I am definitely going to pick up his other two books, Tipping Point and Blink, which are supposed to be very similar to this read, just on different topics.



Susan said...

I just finished Tipping Point. Andres said he didn't enjoy it as much as the other two, Blink and Outliers, but I did...all except for the last 25% of the book. The final pages lost me as a reader, but I am one of those people who MUST finish a book once I start reading it. (that is unless I know in the first 5 pages that it's a dud, then I can leave it)

JennyMac said...

I have read all three and really enjoyed each of them. Such interesting approaches to the subject matter. And Outliers was my fave.