Book Review

Grit; The Power of Passion and Perseverance

A book by Angela Duckworth, 282 pages, published by Scribner, 2016

Grit is a contemporary classic, a must read for parents, teachers, athletes and others with a passion for improvement in themselves and others. It makes a strong case that genes and talent is not enough, that passion and perseverance, or grit, is essential to reach your goals and even dazzle. We see the struggles of first year plebes at West Point, National Spelling Bee finalists, runners, renown Manhattan smarties, and coach Pete Carroll. …Compelling and inspirational stuff.

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