2006-2010 Book Reviews

What’s the difference between choking and panicking? – What the Dog Saw

After seeing Malcolm Gladwell in an interview with Charlie Rose and receiving as a graduation gift a $50 gift certificate to Borders, I decided to pick up his latest book, What the Dog Saw (referred to hereafter as WDS), a series of essays collected from his work as a staff writer at The New Yorker. While somewhat disappointed to learn later that all of the essays appearing in WDS also appear free of charge on Gladwell’s website, I enjoyed the hefty, 410-page volume immensely, putting it down only for the occasional breath of fresh air or evening of Team Trivia. The book reads a bit like a greatest-hits collection, and like greatest-hits collections, it serves as a perfect introduction to the author.