Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Jonah Raskin:

Still, “Outliers” is unabashedly inspiring. Education is at its vital heart; teachers and parents ought to put it on Christmas lists and bring it to PTA meetings. The students in my own classes, many of whom never seize opportunities, and blame others for failures, would benefit greatly by reading Gladwell’s provocative and practical book about the landscape of success.

Gladwell’s website. Jeffrey Trachtenberg has more.