Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker


Paul speaks on a number of topics, including education, child development, parenting, and community-building. For questions about lectures and speaking engagements, please contact Charles Yao, Director of Speakers at the Lavin Agency, at For more information, please visit the Lavin Agency’s speaker’s page for Paul.


Dec 5 2012

New York, NY

Time: 7:30pm

Panel Discussion at the JCC

Paul will discuss grit, character, and How Children Succeed with David Levin, co-founder of KIPP, and Dominic Randolph, head of the Riverdale Country School, at the Jewish Community Center in New York City as part of the JCC’s Learning Matters conversation series hosted by John Merrow. 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St. More Information (and Tickets) >

Nov 5 2012

Utica, NY

Time: 7:00pm

Community Lecture

Paul will discuss Whatever It Takes and How Children Succeed at a community lecture organized by the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Book signing to follow.

Nov 5 2012

Rome, NY

Time: 10:30am

Library Talk

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed and Whatever It Takes at the Jervis Public Library, 613 North Washington Street. Book signing to follow. More Information >

Oct 23 2012

New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm

DivaMoms Book Club Event

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at an event with the DivaMoms Book Club at 1469 Third Avenue at 83rd Street, in the private back room of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. RSVP required. More Information >

Sep 29 2012

New York, NY

Time: 5:00pm

Gotham Schools Party

The editors of Gotham Schools will host a party to celebrate the publication of How Children Succeed. Leman Manhattan Preparatory Academy, 41 Broad Street, Manhattan. More Information >

Sep 4 2012

New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm

Discussion with Ira Glass at Barnes and Noble, Upper West Side

Paul will talk with Ira about How Children Succeed and the upcoming “This American Life” segment on the book. Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street. More Information >