Book Club Kit: Blink

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
First Published: 2005
6 Copies & Reading Guide

How do we make decisions–good and bad–and why are some people so much better at it than others? That’s the question Malcolm Gladwell asks and answers in Blink. Utilizing case studies as diverse as speed dating, pop music, and the shooting of Amadou Diallo, Gladwell reveals that what we think of as decisions made in the blink of an eye are much more complicated than assumed.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Reviews and Articles:
The New York Times – “The Gladwell Effect” by Rachel Donadio
The Observer (UK) – “Be a Blinking Marvel” by Stephen Bayley
Salon.com – “Before You Can Say” by Farhad Manjoo

On the Web:
Website and blog: http://gladwell.com/
Find more of his articles at The New Yorker.

Allan Gregg In Conversation – Malcolm Gladwell:

Other works by Gladwell:
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Book Club Kit)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Outliers: The Story of Success

If you enjoyed Blink, you might like:
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How it Can Renew America by Thomas L Friedman

Book Club Kit: What the Dog Saw

What the Dog SawWhat the Dog Saw: and Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
First Published: 2009
8 Copies & Reading Guide

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 What the Dog Saw, Gladwell brings together the best of his writing from The New Yorker.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers: Includes Brief Overview, Author Info, Reviews,  and Discussion Questions

Reviews:
The New York Times - “Malcolm Gladwell, Eclectic Detective” by Steven Pinker
The NYT Books of the Times – “Changing the Subject, Maintaining the Tone” by Janet Maslin
The Guardian – “What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell” by Ian Sample
The Christian Science Monitor - “Review” by David Holohan

Malcolm Gladwell on the Web:
Website and blog: http://gladwell.com/
Find more of his articles at The New Yorker.
TED Talks Video - “Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce

Other works by Gladwell:
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Book Club Kit)
Outliers: The Story of Success

If you like What the Dog Saw, you might enjoy:
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M Diamond