In Progress: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

I began reading Alexandra Robbins’s new book The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School. I am only a little over 20 pages into the book, and I can already tell this is a book that teachers and parents need to pay attention to. I may journal my thoughts as I read here at this blog as I have with other professional reading in the past. I haven’t read any of Robbins’s other books, but I have heard that The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids is also good.

As a child who had difficulty socially in school and who never was popular, I can relate the book’s message.

So… anyone want to read this one with me? I know that Gary Anderson is already reading it. Summer book club anyone?

Full disclosure: the publisher sent me a free copy of this book (not that it will impact any future reviews).

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2 thoughts on “In Progress: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

  1. What does it mean to be popular anyway? My class's student body president, who was also our class president from 7-11 grade, wrote in her memoir "Dating Jesus" that she didn't feel popular either. I've always been a bit clunky on the social front, unless I'm around a bunch of bookworms, geeks, or similar folks.

    Love the book discussion idea. I ordered "Geeks" on my Kindle today.

    • Robbins discusses that issue in the book, Glenda. The word "popular" in its dictionary definition is not accurate when used to describe so-called popular kids.

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