Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What the Dog Saw Giveaway (ends 12/31)

Publisher's Summary. What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period.

Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.

"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.

Giveaway Rules. Today I am giving away THREE copies of this thought provoking audiobook.

Entry: Comment with your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
You must be 18 years of age or older.
NO P.O. Boxes for the winner’s mailing address.

Giveaway ends 12/31. Good Luck!


  1. I would love to win this audiobook, the review
    sounds so good.

    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. I love Gladwells OUTLIERS; I would love to win this one. I am a follower.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  3. I have read good things about this book. Count me in please.
    I am a follower.

  4. I would like to enter.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I loved Blink and have this book on my wishlist. I would love the chance to win it.
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  6. Please count me in.

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  7. Please enter me.

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  8. Please enter me - thanks!

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