Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition October, 2013
ISBN # 978-0-316-20436-1
Lexile Measure: 580L
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell explores our assumptions about obstacles and whether they are based in fact or fiction.
Profanity is sparse and far between and found only in a couple of quotes. Words and phrases include “hell,” “son of a b*tch,” “m*therf*cking n*gger,” “bullsh*t” and “bast*rd”.
Drug and Alcohol Use:
Mild, passing references to alcohol use.
Violence and Crime:
In Gladwell’s dispassionate way, he discusses a number of violent encounters in an attempt to discover their causes and misconceptions about those causes.
On p. 261, Gladwell mentions a subject’s previous addiction to porn and sexual bondage and S & M.