The New Yorker Festival - American Obsession with Precociousness

  • by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Learning quickly versus learning well.Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which was published this year. Both books grew out of articles that first appeared in the magazine. Mr. Gladwell will discuss other works in progress as well.


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Mr. Gladwell has a very scientific mind and has kept his real world roots. He opens the mind up to common everyday thoughts with a question of "why?"
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- steven l mayfield

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As a former precocious child, I gained a lot of insight about both my family of origin and myself at age 49.

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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2005
  • Publisher: The New Yorker