Book Group Meeting
Wednesday July 23rd at 7 PM
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
From Amazon "Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient
, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't
Or should he have?
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, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the real
story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath
examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point
and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath
draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us".
The Book Group is open to AAWGT members and their guests.
The name and address of the hostess will be sent in a confirmation email and reminder three days prior to the meeting.
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