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You are not special and other encouragements, David McCullough Jr, (ebook)

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You are not special and other encouragements
Title
You are not special and other encouragements
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough Jr
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech-a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube-You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. Children today, says David McCullough-high school English teacher, father of four, and son and namesake of the famous historian-are being encouraged to sacrifice passionate engagement with life for specious notions of success. The intense pressure to excel discourages kids from taking chances, failing, and learning empathy and self-confidence from those failures. In You Are (Not) Special, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're raising our kids. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations, and the applications and consequences of privilege. By acknowledging that the world is indifferent to them, McCullough takes pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and instead exhorts them to roll up their sleeves and do something useful with their advantages
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McCullough Jr, David
Dewey number
649
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Motivation
  • Speeches
  • Self Help
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
You are not special and other encouragements, David McCullough Jr, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062257352
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12137594
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12137594
System control number
MWT12137594
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
You are not special and other encouragements, David McCullough Jr, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062257352
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12137594
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12137594
System control number
MWT12137594
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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