David and Goliath

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (New York: Back Bay Books, 2013)

I’ve been hearing about Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath, for about a year now. Everything I’ve heard from real life people has been positive, but when looking for my next great read, I was a little daunted by the Amazon reviews. However, let me say that this is one of my new all-time favorites!!

Gladwell is a masterful story-teller! He has taken nine little-known stories and woven them together to show how people, and sometimes systems, with perceived disabilities or disadvantages have changed their worlds in big and small ways – because of those very disadvantages!

Gladwell’s ability to engage the reader and share the hope of what it means to find your unique gifts is spectacular. I was enthralled from start to finish, waiting with baited breath for the culmination of the next great story. Gladwell brings home the truth that we all are designed with a purpose and sometimes the only way we discover it is in changing our perspective.

And if my recommendation isn’t enough, check out the 11 pages of testimonials at the beginning of the new paperback version. Stupendous!

Do you have a favorite Gladwell book? Who do you know who has changed their world as a result of what someone else considered a disadvantage? Who is your giant?

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2 thoughts on “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

  1. Pingback: Maria Smith
    • Hi Maria! For some reason your comment got marked as spam on the website – so sorry for the delayed response! I’m so glad you enjoyed the review. Gladwell is a master writer for sure. This book in particular gave me a greater perspective on what it means to be the underdog – I hope it did for you, too. 🙂