Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Book Launch: Paul Tough presents The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
In conversation with Max Linsky
Reception to follow
Paul Tough, best-selling author of How Children Succeed, returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States. For many of us, our doubts and resentments about higher education live side by side with an appreciation, even a yearning, for the life-changing personal transformation that a college education can provide. The Years That Matter Most is about higher education and social mobility: how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first-generation students. The Years That Matter Most will shake you up, it will inspire and enrage you, and it will make you think differently about who we are as a country – and whether the American dream of opportunity and mobility is still worthy of our faith. Joining Tough in conversation is co-founder of Longform and co-host of the Longform podcast Max Linsky.