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LIVE from the NYPL: Malcolm Gladwell | Paul Holdengräber

April 1, 2014

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Malcolm Gladwell in 7 Words*:
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Challenger of conventional wisdom Malcolm Gladwell brings his critical approach to the LIVE stage as he expounds on his newest interests.

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

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cuasi interview with Malcolm

  I waited anxiously for 4 months to listen what MalcomGladwell has to say, he is famous for his clever and interesting remarks and obviously for his great books.  Instead of listening to Malcom, all the audience had to listening Paul Holdengraber, set of opinions about Malcom’s work and “analysis” of his life, even Malcom was waiting for good questions from the interviewer!   We didn't bought tickets to listen to Paul H., we know him!;  he took most of the time talking about himself and his own particular views. We were truly disappointed after more than one hour of Paul’s comments and only few from Malcom Gladwell, waste of time of such good writer and audience.


Excited about hearing Gladwell's latest interview I clicked on the link and what did I get? Paul Holdengraber monopolizing time and space! Holdengraber's questions were unclear and obscure. Some if them weren't even questions but his own musings about whatever. When the time came for the questions from the audience I got excited hoping I can finally hear a great insights from Malcolm. Alas, Holdengraber managed to get involved and stole time again! Why is this man hosting interviews? He is so terrible I'm only glad I didn't have to pay to hear this.