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Join West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel as he reviews books from all walks of literature.

Book Review: Beginners


This book is for the newcomers! Many learn new skills at a young age, but what about those who strive to learn something new later in life? What about the adult beginners? Tom Vanderbilt, in recounting his varied experiences as an adult beginner, from surfing and singing, to chess and drawing, focuses on the psychology of taking up a new skill after one’s youth, the mindset of not immediately succeeding at something, and the joy of starting from square one. No matter your age, everyone can benefit from being a beginner again. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.