Advanced Praise for Grit

  • “Angela Duckworth [is] the psychologist who has made ‘grit’ the reigning buzzword in education-policy circles . . . Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better . . . In this book, Duckworth, whose TED talk has been viewed more than eight million times, brings her lessons to the reading public.”

    Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review

  • “. . . persuasive and fascinating . . .”

    Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Outliers, and Blink

  • “I kept wanting to read this book aloud—to my child, my husband, to everyone I care about. There are no shortcuts to greatness, it’s true. But there is a roadmap, and you are holding it.”

    —Amanda Ripley, New York Times bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

  • “When I first saw Angela’s Ted Talk two years ago, I was hooked right away by the grit concept and how pursuing grit can lead to an optimistic, process-driven environment conducive to individual and team growth. As a coach, I’m convinced there are no more important qualities in striving for excellence than those that create true grit. Here, Angela does a great job describing those qualities. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.”

    —Brad Stevens, Coach of the Boston Celtics

  • “Impressively fresh and original . . . Grit scrubs away preconceptions about how far our potential can take us.  And it solves the riddle of how those not likely to succeed in fact do.  Buy this, send copies to your friends, and tell the world that there is, in fact, hope. We can all dazzle.”

    —Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

  • “With a mix of masterful storytelling and the latest science, she shows that perseverance and passion matter at least as much as talent and intelligence. And far from simply urging us to work harder for the sake of working harder, Grit offers a truly sane perspective: that true success comes when we devote ourselves to endeavors that give us joy and purpose.”

    —Arianna Huffington, New York Times bestselling author of Thrive

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