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Meet the Author: Paul Tough

How Children Succeed
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
Snell Library, Room 90
author talk
Author Talks


How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories, and the stories of the children they are trying to help, Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do, and do not, prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty.

Paul Tough is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America and the author of a series of acclaimed articles on character and childhood in the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker. He is a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine and a frequent contributor to the public-radio program This American Life. He lives with his wife and son in New York.

“keenly and sensitively observed…captivating…a guide to the ironies and perversities of income inequality in America.”
—New York Times Book Review


Co-sponsored by: NU Libraries, NU Bookstore, and the Human Services Program


Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Thomas Urell at t.urell [at] or (617) 373-2821.