Critical Analysis Of Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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LITERARY ANALYSIS NOTEBOOK: Outliers: The Story of Success
THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES: Malcolm Gladwell was born in Fareham, Hampshire, England on September 3, 1963 and is a Canadian journalist, author, and speaker. He was raised by his mother Joyce Gladwell, a Jamaican psychotherapist and father, Graham Gladwell, a mathematics professor. He was inspired by his mom to write, and also by his dad when he allowed him to wander the offices of the University of Waterloo, his dad’s college, which sparked his interest in reading and libraries. Fast forward to college and Gladwell grades weren't good enough for graduate school, so he left and went into advertising. He was always rejected and finally landed a job. He worked at the The New Yorker and gained popularity. From there he wrote his first book The Tipping Point in 1996. Fast forward some more years and in 2008, he published Outliers: The Story of Success. His inspiration to Outliers was out of frustration, he would find himself always listening to the way people describe success. He would always hear someone talk of Bill Gates or celebrity and say “they’re really smart” or “they’re really ambitious” And he would think “Well, I know lots of people who are really smart and really ambitious, and they aren’t worth 60 billion dollars.” He wanted people to truly understand success and he saw that as an opportunity to do it.
FORM, STRUCTURE, AND PLOT: Outliers is not your everyday chapter to chapter book. The book is split into 2

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