Which Malcolm Gladwell Book Should You Read First?

Which Malcolm Gladwell Book Should You Read First?


One of the best ways to move toward achieving your personal and professional goals is to learn more about what can make you successful. You can always count on books by Malcolm Gladwell to help guide your way in this arena. Whether you’re trying to understand the way humans think, to further an agenda, or to find the encouragement you need to start making your voice heard, you will find something useful in Gladwell’s books. Let’s take a closer look at Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking to Strangers, and then walk through his earlier books in order so that you can decide which one you’re interested in reading first.



About Malcolm Gladwell

If you’d like to hear more from Malcolm Gladwell, his podcast Revisionist History launched in 2016. Like in his books, Gladwell starts each episode with a question about something or someone, and throughout the episode, questions the typical answers about whichever subject he is discussing. Gladwell delves into topics ranging from art to wars and music to self-help. Revisionist History hit number one on iTunes shortly after launching and currently has a 4.5-star average ranking from over 35,000 listeners.

Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker and was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Previously, Gladwell was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.


Wallace Yovetich is a Contributing Editor for Book Riot and has been on the BR crew since its inception. She lives in Los Angeles with her son, a cat named Chloe, and an unnamed puppy. She can be found on Instagram @bookitlikeamother.