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I read the entire book in one sitting of a few hours.
Cal Newport's newest book continues his brilliant project of showing students--and the rest of us--how our work can help us create a remarkable life.
I would recommend this book to every high school student and every parent of a high school student.
While I can't attest to the effectiveness of the book (my son hasn't started his college search yet), I really enjoyed reading this book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Thom Barclay
I found this to be very helpful. It helps remind parents (me) not to be over zealous in scheduling activities. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Claudia A. Stack
I'm a high school college counselor and I adore the idea of abandoning the word "passion" and instead encouraging students to just explore things that interest them and see... Read morePublished 3 months ago by read&run
I never thought of college admissions the same way again after reading this! Now I realise what really makes a student look impressive to admissions officers. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eran Amarasinghe
This is a book that make you think "out of the box". It is kind of confusing at the begining but the author takes you, step by step, throught the process of understanding... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ricardo Meléndez Castellanos
I often think through these same ideas, but love Cal's perspective and lists of possibilities. My clients will benefit. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Patricia Brugman
This is the only book on college admissions that I actually enjoyed. Fresh and innovative, it stands out from the crowd an is one of a kind. Read morePublished 13 months ago by clily24
Newport advises under-scheduling, productive wool-gathering, and getting good, really good, at ONE thing that demonstrates a certain uniqueness. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. Young
There are several problems with this book, but none of them are relevant to the book's target audience--self-motivated high school students. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ryan Mease