“Range is an urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.”

—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of When and Drive


David Epstein is the author of the forthcoming Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.

“It’s a joy to spend hours in the company of a writer as gifted as David Epstein.” —Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet

The Sports Gene

“I can’t remember a book that has fascinated, educated—and provoked—me as much as The Sports Gene. Epstein has changed forever the way we measure elite athletes and their achievements.” —Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and Outliers

The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?



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