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Meetup: Photography Themed Book Discussion

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Meetup: Photography Themed Book Discussion

  • Nora School 955 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD, 20910 United States (map)

There are bazillions of "How to..." books about photography in the world. There are fewer books with photography or art as a main theme or plot point but no less important a source towards our growth as photographers.

To kick off the New Year and get you ready for your artistic resolutions we will meet to discuss a book that discusses how hard work and perseverance is a major factor towards our sucess as artists. Future books may be fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography, history or even poetry. Suggestions are welcome.

The book this time will be Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research, Angela explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

Angela has found that grit—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal—is the hallmark of high achievers in every domain. She’s also found scientific evidence that grit can grow.

Angela gives a first-person account of her research with teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
-Angela Duckworth

How to get the book:
1. Check your local library system!
2. Purchase used/new from an independent bookstore near you
3. Purchase used/new from an online independent bookstore

• What to bring
Read the book!

• Important to know
Discussion group will be limited to 15 so everyone can contribute.

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