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Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up By Joan Freeman

Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up
by Joan Freeman

Reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. This book also reveals the frustrations and triumphs of the author's remarkable participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune.

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Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up Summary


This book reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. Recorded over the last thirty-five years by award-winning psychologist, Joan Freeman, these fascinating accounts reveal the frustrations and triumphs of her participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune. These exceptional people possess a range of intellectual, social and emotional gifts in fields such as mathematics, the arts, music and spirituality. Through their particular abilities, they were often confronted with extra emotional challenges, such as over-anxious and pushy parents, teacher put-downs, social trip-wires, boredom and bullying in school and conflicting life choices. Their stories illustrate how seemingly innocuous events could have devastating life-long consequences, and confront the reader with intriguing questions such as: Does having a brilliant mind help when you are ethnically different or suffering serious depression? How does a world-class pianist cope when repetitive strain injury strikes, or a young financier when he hits his first million? What is the emotional impact of grade-skipping? Joan Freeman's insights into the twists and turns of these lives are fascinating and deeply moving. She shows us that while fate has a part to play, so does a personal outlook which can see and grab a fleeting chance, overcome great odds, and put in the necessary hard work to lift childhood prodigy to greatness. Readers will identify with many of the intriguing aspects of these people's lives, and perhaps learn something about themselves too.

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GOR003367947
Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up
Joan Freeman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2010-09-15
328
0415470099
9780415470094
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