Two book-related doings over the past few days:
First, a KERA/NPR radio commentary on Malcolm Gladwell’s half-provocative, half-hackneyed book Outliers: The Story of Success.
As with Gladwell’s earlier books like Blink and The Tipping Point, certain sections of Outliers will make you say, “What a brilliant interpretation of everyday events in a pattern few have discerned.” Other sections may leave you thinking, “Duh. Doesn’t everyone know that?”
The radio piece is here.
Second, a book review I wrote for The Dallas Morning News on Bordeaux: A Novel in Four Vintages by Paul Torday. It’s a powerfully affecting novel about a man who comes to love wine more than life itself.
The review is here. Salud!