Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, poverty, and politics. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, and GQ, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times. He has worked as an editor at The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public radio program This American Life.
Paul is a 2015 Recipient of the Marion Weber Healing Arts Fellowship.