This is a book for those who are once again looking for fortune cookie answers on how to deal with life. It is filled with contradictions that are packaged as stunning revelations. Arrogant, unintelligent and trite Pop Psychology.
This book is so engrossing that my 13 year old was begging me to let her listen. She cleaned the kitchen with me so that she could continue listening to it!
The author has a wonderful way of spinning a story based on fairly dry material. It is a mind opening experience listening to this book.
This book is well researched and interesting, but it is not as good as "The Tipping Point," also by Gladwell. "Blink" is more of a collection of research rather than a unified argument.
You have to hear this book.I'm thinking and looking at the working's of the human mind and how we think.Easy to understand and the test's in the book show you just how we think.
I listen to audiobooks in my car, and i found myself daydreaming of other things (i.e. tuning the audio out) while this was playing. i "pained" my way through the first 2 discs and finally ended my misery.
While the basic information in the book was interesting and informative the book also seemed repetative. With that amount of agonizing detail, I wondered if the book was intended to be a college textbook at some point. After I finished I felt as though I could have skipped the entire second half of the book and still have come away with most of Mr. Gladwell's points. However, those points were worth the read.
I was hoping for a great book...ok, at least a good book. Some of the material in this book is a duplication of that in his previous book, "The Tipping Point"...how cheesy is that?! This book also dragged on and on and on without enough real content. Save your money, but if you must, at least buy "The Tipping Point" instead, it is much more interesting.