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

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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.

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