Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Twelve top books for book-reading dads

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged twelve books to give your dad this year.

One title on the list:
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell

Maybe what he needs to snap out of that Washington-induced funk is an examination of the mighty disadvantaged. Just as he did in The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, Gladwell—offering friendly data-driven observations since wee Nate Silver was but a twinkle in his calculator’s screen—once again takes all the things you thought you knew and turns them on their head. Dyslexic? Enjoy either a million-dollar empire or a prison stay. Small class size in your child’s school? Uninspired snooze-fest. You’ll have given your father the gift of discussion topics for many family dinners to come.
Read about the other books on the list.

Learn about Malcolm Gladwell's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue