My book, titled The Cult of Smart, is tentatively due to be published in summer of 2020. The subtitle is to be negotiated with the publishing house, St. Martins; I currently like How Our Obsession with Intelligence Hurts Our Kids, Our Economy, and Ourselves, but that changes by the day. The book is an argument that, in a world where everyone has different strengths and things to contribute, an entire economic system built on rewarding the “smart kids” is cruel and destructive. And I propose an alternative that’s more varied, more productive, and more humane.
I’ve written enough about what the book isn’t and I’m not gonna do it anymore. I hate that I still have so long to wait for it to come out but that’s publishing.