Thursday Feb 14 2013
The love of read in book form is giving way to e-Readers and such; that is okay so long as reading itself continues. One book that should make its way across your eyes is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell; I highly recommend it for a number of reasons.
Each New Year I compose a list of books I want to read, always leaving room for books that others will recommend. That is how this book made it onto my list; thank you Professor Elam. I am sure that if you ask around you will find others that will also recommend the book to you, in fact, point your browser toward Gladwell.com or just field “Outliers” in your favorite search engine to discover many positive endorsements. If you would like to borrow my copy, please just let me know or you can own a copy from Amazon for as little as $2 (used). That is where I purchased mine and it is in mint condition. Now, on about the book and what I enjoyed about it.
I read so many books that within the first few pages I can tell if an author will be able to take my mind, my heart, and I on a journey…Mr. Gladwell did just that. It is not often that you can find a book on the subject of success that will do that for you as most are written in a style that will take several chapters just to associate. This is not the case with Outliers; from the very beginning I was drawn into the experience, the event, the situation. Every new paragraph wove a different emotion interlaced with a dimensional presence. In other words, I found myself within the stories!
Amazing still is the deliverance of subject matter, of facts and what should read like statistical information that reads instead like a movie on television. You will see the people he talks about, feel the lives they lived, feel the pain and enjoy the triumphs. To me the book was that good. Please take the time to enjoy this book (most e-Readers will allow you to download the first few chapters free of charge) and get ready to feel your own knowledge change, to feel your own heart tug in directions you thought were long ago settled, and to have your personal culture change ever so slightly.
Mr. Ruben Medrano, Sr.