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Globally celebrated author Malcolm Gladwell makes bookish stop in Houston

Globally revered author Malcolm Gladwell makes bookish Houston stop

Malcolm Gladwell
Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell is coming to Houston.  Malcolm Gladwell/Facebook

Author Malcolm Gladwell has became known as a man whose words are often treated as gospel — whether he's churning out a piece for The New Yorker or dropping another soon-to-be-best-selling book or speaking his words on the Revisionist History podcast.

Gladwell, who usually delves into researching the social sciences and coming up with inventive theories on how people — from adults to children — can live a better existence, has a knack for making even the most cynical, skeptical person think a little differently after consuming something he's done.

Brazos Bookstore will bring the acclaimed Canadian author/journalist, the man behind such New York Times bestsellers as The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceBlink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and Outliers: The Story of Success, around these parts in October.

Here in Houston, Gladwell will discuss and sign copies of his latest book Talking to Strangers, which is scheduled for release in September.

This book has Gladwell revisiting the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University and the death of Sandra Bland — throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.

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Gladwell will visit Houston on Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit Brazos Bookstore.