Book Review: What the dog saw and other adventures

This collection of Malcom Gladwell’s essays gives insight on things like decision making and critical thinking while challenging you to question assumptions with examples and stories. My experience with this as an audio book was that it was mostly interesting and sometimes entertaining but I longed for the ability to “look up from the page” to reflect on what I was “reading”. For example, I found it was difficult to listen to a story about the guy that made spray-on-hair because it was too easy for my brain to go off on a trip down memory lane remembering that period of my life when infomercials were unavoidable.

What the dog saw and other adventures is a book that belongs on your shelf or bedside table to be pulled down and read periodically. His essays deserve to be pondered, digested, and fully marinated before moving on to the next one.  I know I’m about 8 years late to the party on this one, but I’m glad I finally got to it.



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