Gladwell’s latest musings on the Underdog

One of America’s most popular writers takes a fresh look at the players in a favorite old story.

In David and Goliath, Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, the book examines Northern Ireland’s Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high cost of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms – all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world looks like suffering and adversity.

Each chapter in the 320-page sturdy hardback showcases a compelling anecdote of a real-life person who was forced to respond to a difficult situation. The book includes the author’s study notes as well as a comprehensive index. While Gladwell introduces incredibly deep and clear research, the book is not intended to be a scholarly treatise but an inspirational book to rouse readers to conquer the giants in their own lives.

Gladwell was a journalist for the Washington Post for nearly a decade, and has been a columnist for the New Yorker since 1996. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of 2005. He is the author of several bestselling books: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.

A 24 minute prerecorded interview with Malcom Gladwell is available for airing. Contact Diane Morrow for more information.

David and GoliathDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown and Company

October 2013

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