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

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One comment on “Book Club Kit: What the Dog Saw

  1. This is a new author for me, the first book I have read, but I enjoyed it immensely. Having an inquisitve mind, the informative nature of many chapters was delightfully fun to read. Another ingredient I enjoyed was the challenging chapters dealing with controversial issues. They were interesting and though provoking. Mr. Gladwell certainly has a gift, and it was interesting to glimpse at his thought process. His writing is enjoyable and not easily underestimeated or forgotten. (Theresa)

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