Malcolm Gladwell

discusses

David and Goliath:
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

$20.25 tickets on sale now (book included)

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
13
Monday
April 13, 2015
7:30 PM
(Doors at 7:00)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$20.25 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes New Yorker staff writer MALCOLM GLADWELL for a discussion of his new-to-paperback book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. 

Or should he? 

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks.

In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers—The Tipping PointBlinkOutliers and What the Dog SawDavid and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

Photo credit: Celeste Sloman

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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