Tag Archives: Malcolm Gladwell

“A Very Mean Rank”: William Shakespeare, Brian Grazer, and Biographies that are Too Good to be True

As background to my year of reading Shakespeare (one play a month), I am reading Peter Ackroyd’s biography of Shakespeare. As in all of Akroyd’s historical writing, it is accessible, thoughtful, and remarkably quick-moving for a long book. He writes … Continue reading

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On Mixing Fantasy with Real Life, A Lesson from Sesame Street (#WritingWednesdays)

This is the latest in a series called “Writing Wednesdays,” focusing on writing resources from the common to the unusual. This one is perhaps a little unusual. For work I am reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point (2000). It’s been … Continue reading

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