Paul Tough

Author, Speaker, Journalist

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, to be published on September 10 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. His three previous books include the best-selling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a speaker on various topics including education, poverty, parenting, and politics. Learn More >

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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Does college still work? Is our system of higher education fair? And how can we help more young Americans achieve success? From the best-selling author of How Children Succeed, a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States.

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Paul speaks on a number of topics including education, parenting, equity, and student success. For questions about lectures and speaking engagements, please contact Charles Yao, Director of Speakers at the Lavin Agency, at info@thelavinagency.com, or visit Paul’s Lavin Agency speaker page.