Paul Tough: The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us (A FAN Event)

The Family Action Network presents Paul Tough. His new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us tells the stories of students trying to find their way through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, his book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. 

Paul Tough is the author of three previous books, including the best-selling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, a regular contributor to This American Life, and an acclaimed public speaker on education, inequality, and success. Tough lives in Austin, Texas, and Montauk, New York. For more information, please visit

FAN events are free and open to the public.  The Book Stall will be on hand with copies of Mr. Tough's books, and he will be happy to sign them.  Can't make it to the event. Give us a call at 847-446-8880, and we can arrange to get you your autographed copy. 

Event date: 

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60203
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544944480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 10th, 2019

“Indelible and extraordinary.”—Tara Westover, author of Educated: A Memoir, New York Times Book Review
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States

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