Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Book review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
I did particularly like the story about the French town that harbored hundreds (maybe thousands) of Jews during WWII, fairly openly. And also the data looking at the rates of students majoring in the sciences at Ivy League schools versus at state universities was pretty fascinating. The story about Northern Ireland during The Troubles just didn't stick for me and the grumpy cancer doctor also was one that didn't resonate after the book was over. So I felt the chapters were uneven, and there really should have been more of a conclusion. But it was a moderately interesting, fast read.
I bought this book at Barnes and Noble.