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Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

“Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere.” — People

In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth reveals that the secret to achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” 

In Grit, this celebrated researcher and professor—who worked early “eye-opening” stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience—takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

This book is essential reading anyone striving to succeed. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. Don’t miss this “fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).

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