#3: You Are Not Special by David McCullough Jr.
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An interview with David McCullough Jr., author of You Are Not Special (HarperCollins, April 2014). The interview is conducted by Karen Dziekonski, Executive Producer @HarperAudio_US.

A unsounded increase of David McCullough, Jr.'s demotic tone-beginning speech—a determination to arms against a rife, very-opinionated, sex of attainment viewed by millions on YouTube—You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as good as a guide to a genuinely fulfilling, good-chosen life.

Children nowadays, says David McCullough—crocked school English teacher, father of four, and son and namesake of the famed historian—are organism bucked up to forfeit wild booking with living thing for mendacious notions of attainment. The vivid push to excel discourages children from winsome chances, failing, and learning empathy and self-confidence from those failures.

In You Are (Not) Special, McCullough elaborates on his now-best-known speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're flaring our children. With wry, caring humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffective schools, paid college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations, and the applications and consequences of privilege. By acknowledging that the planetary is limited to them, McCullough takes pressing off of students to be stingily achievers and instead exhorts them to propulsion up their sleeves and do thing functional with their advantages.

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