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Festival of Books: Malcolm Gladwell discusses fame, writing and three strikes

Festival of Books: Malcolm Gladwell discusses fame, writing and three strikes

Author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell sat down with Times' film critic Kenneth Turan at the inaugural Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange on Sunday during the Festival of Books at USC. In typical Gladwell style, they discussed a variety of seemingly random topics that weaved into a cohesive conversation, all centered around his latest bestseller "David and Goliath." "The whole process of my writing has been an exercise in delaying the moment in which I draw a conclusion about someone," Gladwell told Turan. FULL COVERAGE: FESTIVAL OF BOOKS The goal of the Ideas Exchange is to engage bright people in an enlivening conversation. More events will be held...

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