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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth - Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School-logo

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth - Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Alexandra Robbins

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"Their stories beautifully demonstrate things we know intrinsically: that being popular is not always the same as being liked, that high school is more rigid and conformist than the military, and that the people who are excluded and bullied for their offbeat passions and refusal to conform are often the ones who are embraced and lauded for those very qualities in college and beyond." --New York Times In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that the things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life. Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including: The LonerThe Popular BitchThe NerdThe New GirlThe GamerThe Weird GirlThe Band Geek In the middle of the year, Robbins surprises her subjects with a secret challenge--experiments that force them to change how classmates see them. Robbins intertwines these narratives--often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating--with essays exploring subjects like the secrets of popularity, being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you, why outsiders succeed, how schools make the social scene worse--and how to fix it. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth is not just essential reading for students, teachers, parents, and anyone who deals with teenagers, but for all of us, because at some point in our lives we've all been on the outside looking in.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen McInerney

Length:

15h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:12:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:04:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:19:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:08:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:03:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:07:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:17:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

44:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:43