Reviewed by Anonymous (Library Patron)
Sketched with lively narratives by a gifted storyteller, the argument of this book is that instinctive judgments are valuable and reliable, given the right conditions. Gladwell supports his points with anecdotes, drawing on the research of thinkers such as John Gottman, illustrating his ideas with tales of everything from ancient statuary to car salesmen. Throughout the whole, though, Gladwell writes with the rhetorical force of a journalist and is clearly not himself an expert in neuroscience or psychology. He explores human decision-making with a focus on finding the truth, making this book a eye-opening read for anyone interested in the reality of human perception.
Located in Adult Nonfiction (153.44 GLA)