Outliers: The Story of Success

Why are some people super-successful--and other just drift along in obscurity? Does success require brains, opportunity, luck or some other unidentifiable trait? Is the idea of the self-made man a myth or a reality? What real goes in to becoming an outstanding success--an Outlier? Malcolm Gladwell explores the making of successful people through a series of stories and anecdotes, and by using such diverse examples as Bill Gates, The Beatles, and Robert Oppenheimer. His conclusions are very surprising. On another level, Outliers is enjoyable just for its nuggets of trivia--and what that trivia…continue reading →

Education, Education, keep fightin' for it

“Did you see all the old folks in the Center, some older than me and I'm 57. The younger people come at night, they work in order generic cialis the day time.  Education, Education, keep fightin for it.” -From an interview with a woman in an adult education class at Abyssinia Baptist Church, West 130th Street, New York City, May 2, 1939. Poignant, powerful voices from the Great Depression can be heard on the American Life Histories website.  Over 2000 people were interviewed as a part of the Federal Writers’ Project, and the…continue reading →

Heard any good books lately?

Bored with the same economic doom and gloom on the radio? Sick of the same tunes during your workout? Now you can laugh through your commute with David Sedaris or brush up on your French pronunciation while you hit the jogging trails. Check out an audio book! John Tyler now has audio books available on the library website through Overdrive. Books are a free download to all John Tyler Community College students, faculty and staff; just use your myTyler login. Books range from chick lit (Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella) to serious poetry…continue reading →