Malcolm Gladwell is crazy about Judith Rich Harris' novel ''The Nurture Assumption''

The Nurture Assumption

Malcolm Gladwell on the book you have to read

Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink, recommends Judith Rich Harris’ The Nurture Assumption (Free Press, $15).

A number of years ago, Judith Rich Harris wrote a brilliant book called The Nurture Assumption. It should have been a best-seller. Beautifully and convincingly, Harris showed that our parents play a far smaller role in determining how we are than we could ever imagine — and that what really matters is the influence of our peers. At a time when parents have become convinced that everything they say and do irreparably affects the lives and potential of their children, Harris’ book is an absolute must-read.

The Nurture Assumption
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