The World's Best Composition I Student
I always enjoy Malcolm Gladwell's pieces, and his output is amazing. One article after another on all kinds of stuff: SUV safety, ketchup, intellectual property . . . he's all over the map. Now I see he's got an essay subtitled "Mammography, air power, and the limits of looking." It was pretty good.
Still, I can't shake the impression that I'm reading the work of someone who has cooked up a long list of topics guaranteed to please his teacher. There's an air of "glorified research paper" about his work.
I wish I could do it half as well.