What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
ISBN: 0316075841
EAN13: 9780316075848
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 20, 2009
Pages: 410
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 8.2" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia focuses on minor geniuses and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this delightful (Bloomberg News) collection of writings from The New Yorker.

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 the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from TheNew Yorker over the same period.

Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and hindsight bias and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same Read More chevron_right

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