Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Malcolm Gladwell: I'm not idiosyncratic

26th October 2009

Malcolm Gladwell attributes his success to being interested in the middle-of-the-road topics which affect everyone.

In an interview with the Guardian, the author and journalist, who achieved fame with The Tipping Point in 2000, said that his trademark values and assumptions stem from coming from a family without 'exotic tastes'.

'I'm interested in slightly dumb, obvious questions, right. I'm not interested in really deeply weird, obscure things. My tastes are not idiosyncratic,' he explained.

However, Gladwell admitted that it is a 'happy circumstance' that these interests are shared by the majority of the reading public.

The author also revealed that he can only write when surrounded by people, despite his reputation for being introverted, because he spent many years working in the bustle of a newsroom.

A recent Guardian review of Gladwell's latest book, What the Dog Saw, described it as 'perfectly crafted' and applauded the author's ability to illustrate academic constructs through stories of everyday life.

Latest Blog
The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales. Plus, see some footage from the film intercut with readings by Charlie Hunnam from The Lost City of Z.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

How Eating Well can lead to Living Better
20/03/2017

Myles Hopper describes how and why the pair became preoccupied with healthy eating.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd