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Such a great book — lots of research told in such rich storytelling fashion!
“try to figure out why Asians are so good at math” ?!!!
This must be the most racist line I have ever read in a book. So disappointed that I'm not even going to continue it.
The problem with logical fallacies posing a books.
By Harsh But Truthful
If there was a way to reward negative stars this book would’ve been a good canidate for them. I have a great love for reading but this book inspired a poignant hatred inside me that would not go out. Utterly uninspirational this work attempts to give credit to the philosophy that it is not hard work that matters and personal effort but everything aside from that. To quote the esteemed Gladwell “if the resources of the grocer, the fruits of those riots, the possibilities of that culture, and the privileges of that skin tone had been extended to others, how many more would now live a life of fulfillment, in a beautiful house high on a hill?” In this startilingly disjointed book readers will learn oh so essential lessons like how (again to quote Gladewell’s exact words) “the Asian worldview was shaped by the rice paddy.” But not to worry this book is more then just racist bigotry (though that does remain a major aspect) it also follows important and completely unfounded ideas about how essenital cultural ancestry and farming practices are to the educational capiblities of future generations. Make sure to pay attention to his theories on how the reformers of the ninteenth century (who were more focused on temperance and utopian societies then education) based their reforms on western agricultural patterns.
By GI strive
I'm have the audio version of this book and I have heard it many of times. I wished all parents and teachers were given this book.
Buy it you won't be sorry. I am very picky and I am very empresses with this book.
Dr. Gladwell is supposed to be my most famous living relative, according to 23 and Me,
the DNA analyzing company. I think there are some untested among my relatives who might beat him, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I think the answer to the super IQ test is: Teeth to a hen, is the same as Nest is to EGG. Think about it.
Hens don't have teeth, concomitantly, eggs don't have nests.
By Annie Banannie 97
I like chicken
Great book! It's advisable to read this book more than once, which is fairly easy to do. You will totally immerse in the meaning of the book.
Too long for so little
The book could have made its point with far fewer pages. The auther rambled on with many stories, often getting off point to say little if anything useful.