Malcolm Gladwell

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Birthday
3, 1963
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
England

About

Bestselling author whose popular, social science-themed works include The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. He also worked as a staff writer for The Washington Post and The New Yorker.

Before Fame

He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto's Trinity College in 1984. His academic record was fairly poor, so he chose to forgo graduate school in favor of a career in advertising. However, after being rejected by numerous advertising agencies, he secured a journalistic job with The American Spectator.

Trivia

His first four books all appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Family Life

His psychotherapist mother, Joyce Gladwell, was born in Jamaica. His father, Graham, was a British professor of mathematics.

Associated With

He appeared on Stephen Colbert's humorous political show, The Colbert Report.