I read a lot of nonfiction, but perhaps my favorite writer is Malcolm Gladwell. His books are just amazing. As a writer myself (and especially back in my playwriting days when I was conjuring up more fiction), I am sometimes asked "Where do you come up with this stuff?"
Well, I find myself asking the same question when reading Gladwell's stuff. So I wanted to share a link to this short but illuminating interview Gladwell did with CBS News here. I haven't found a way to embed the video yet, so you have to go to CBS to see the video.