The P.T. Barnum of Social Science gives his insight into why some people rise above the norm and become really successful. He challenges the conventional wisdom that it is all about innate ability.
There is nothing new in anything he writes about in this book, especially for someone who reads a lot of non fiction. What sets Gladwell apart from other writers is the way he turns sometimes dry and dusty material into real page turning stuff. I did enjoy the reading experience but ultimately felt cheated out of my money.
Outliers really is nothing more than cut and paste book making. Lucky for brand Gladwell that he knows how to use the scissors and glue very well.
Rating one and a half stars.