I’m really enjoying Malcolm Gladwell’s newest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Little, Brown/October 1st). I’ve always been a fan of Gladwell’s work and while What the Dog Saw might be the best of his books to start with because it’s a collection of his essays through the years and has the most variety, I think I like David and Goliath better than The Tipping Point, Blink, or Outliers. David and Goliath will be released on Tuesday and I definitely recommend it.
For those of you who are interested, I’m going to do a better job over the next couple of months with writing full-length reviews of books as I did in the past. I needed a break from it for a bit, but I’ll be writing some longer reviews and posting them here and on the AND Magazine website. In the next few days, I’ll be posting a list of brief recommendations because I’m pretty backed up on telling you about the books I’ve been reading and that I think you might enjoy reading, as well. I definitely need to catch up because my mail looked like this every day last week:
I have also been working at editing and updating the “Essential Books” pages linked on the main page of Dead Presidents (on the right side of the page, above the DP logo). I need to do a bit more organizing and cleaning up, but the updated version of those pages should be ready to go in the next two weeks or so. The other pages linked there also badly need to be updated, so I hope my intern can get to them soon.
It might help if I actually hire an intern first.