Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quotable - we like to be mavens

"Of course, in our personal lives, it's easy to be honest about a book (or a tv show, a concert, a play, or a restaurant) that disappoints us. We have no qualms about sharing our opinions -- "I didn't like it!" -- with our book group members, our friends or our families. Perhaps that's why Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling book The Tipping Point resonated so strongly with so many readers. We like to be mavens about the things we feel passionate about -- to appear knowledgeable and to share our opinions."

~ John Mesjak, "I Didn't Like That Book"

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