This begins with what sound like some intriguing ideas that fall apart when he tries to support them with pseudo-scientific nonsense and conspiracy theories.
Gladwell really puts the inverted U curve into easy-to-understand words that we can easily map to our own lives and turns conventional wisdom about getting into the best college you can on its head; I no longer regret going to a small, unknown school at which I could easily excel instead of getting lost at a more prestigious school.
His voice is simultaneously passionate and soothing, and he plays it like a master. A Gladwell book without Gladwell's narration just wouldn't be the same.
I have listened to this book multiple times. It is so full of great information.
Dan Ariely ties his personal experiences with his research to create a fascinating and compelling listen.
Simon Jones has a voice that is easy to listen to, but it is missing Dan Ariely's personality that comes across in his podcast and TED talks.
This book is interesting and funny. I'm constantly amused by the way Fey presents herself as just a normal, unattractive girl, and major accomplishments are almost treated as side-notes. I would just have liked it if this book had been fleshed-out more with the details of her rise to prominence in the entertainment industry.
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