Book Review | The Winner Effect

THE WINNER EFFECT: The Neuroscience of Success And Failure. By Ian H. Robertson. St. Martin’s Press. 320 pages. $25.99.

Why are some people winners and others are not?

In “The Winner Effect,” Ian Robertson examines whether winners are born or made, in psychological and biological terms, using a diverse sample population.

The interweaving of real-life examples with the scientific findings make the book an interesting read, not a dull technical journal. The quizzes throughout the book allow the reader to decipher his or her own winning aptitude.

Reviewer Doretha Walker is an adjunct professor of women and gender studies at the College of Charleston.

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