the tipping point | malcolm gladwell


so i might’ve lied when i said i’d have the review for my next book out really soon after my previous one…whoops, here’s the link for the previous one by the way, if you haven’t peeped it yet (O_O).

i wasn’t sure what to expect when i started reading the tipping point, whether it was academically sound or more for the masses. to my surprise, it was a bit of both, and a good mix at that. it mainly delves into how epidemics happen, its scope includes social epidemics in the realm of movement, but also utilizes a few medical epidemics as well. therefore, i’d consider it really well rounded.

regarding accessibility. i just recently graduated, so i still remember being inundated with psychology and sociology papers of various concepts and phenomena. some of which were included in the book so i might be a little biased in saying that it’s very easily understandable and readable. however, he takes all the technical stuff of research papers out and just presents the bare bones of what you need to know. so if you’re apprehensive about picking up this book in fears that it’s too academic, don’t worry, you’ll be fine.

i picked up a few more gladwell books as i found them and i’m interested as to how his writing style will change from one topic to the next.

the current book i’m reading is the revisionists by thomas mullen, let me know if you want a review on that or not (in any case, i’ll probably post one…just don’t hold me to my word).


3 thoughts on “the tipping point | malcolm gladwell

  1. I’ve yet to read Tipping Point, but I’ll add it to my list. Having just finished Outliers, I wouldn’t mind another Gladwell book. He’s an excellent writer, if a bit hypothetical.


    1. I actually hope to read Outliers next, I’ve heard good things as well. His writing makes it not seem like outright nonfiction, which I appreciate.


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