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You are not special [electronic resource] : |́Œ And Other Encouragements. David McCullough.

McCullough, David. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062257352 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech--a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube--You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life.Children today, says David McCullough--high school English teacher, father of four, and son and namesake of the famous historian--are being encouraged to sacrifice passionate engagement with life for specious notions of success. The intense pressure to excel discourages kids from taking chances, failing, and learning empathy and self-confidence from those failures.In You Are (Not) Special, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're raising our kids. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ecco, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 558 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Family & Relationships.
Genre: Electronic books.

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