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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Malcolm Gladwell

Narrated By: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2009

Duration: 13 hours 0 minutes


Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 bestsellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology. Among the pieces: his investigation into why there are so many different kinds of mustard but only one kind of ketchup; a surprising assessment of what makes for a safer automobile; a look at how we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job; an examination of machine built to predict hit movies; the reasons why homelessness might be easier to solve than manage; his famous profile of inventor and entrepreneur Ron Popeil; a look at why employers love personality tests; a dissection of Ivy League admissions and who gets in; the saga of the quest to invent the perfect cookie; and a look at hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America.

For the millions of Malcolm Gladwell fans, this anthology is like a greatest hits compilation-a mix tape from America's alpha mind


  • Harry H.

    Who really cares about how/why Ron Popiel became a great huckster? I couldn't make it very far into this book, fell asleep.

  • Dr.emily.byers

    Extremely well written. Some sections were fascinating; others did not interest me. May be sort of a hit or miss.

  • Anonymous

    This is a very fascinating collection of ideas. If you like to look at why things are the way they are you will really enjoy this book!

  • Anonymous

    It may not be fair for me to review this book because I didn't listen to the whole thing. I listened to the first 3 tracks, scanned through the next 15 and decided that this was going to be WAY too boring for me...

  • Anonymous

    Best ever introduction to Malcom Gladwell, who usually appears in the New Yorker, and also has written half a dozen very good books. If you don't learn something (perhaps alot of things) while listening to this very good series of short peices, I will refund your money. Fascinating. Read by the author which turns out to be very also very good in this case (it isn't always: are you hearing me Stephen King?)

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