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"It's hard to overstate the importance of this book."

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Upcoming Events



July 1 & 2: Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA (private, two events, topics include Gift of Failure and preventing childhood addiction)

July 11: College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID

September 22: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, CA

September 27: Crofton House School, Vancouver, Canada

September 29: SUNY Binghamton Parent Weekend, Binghamton, NY

October 2: Elmwood School, Ottawa, ON, Canada

October 4: Colorado Academy, Denver, CO

October 23: The River Center, Peterborough, NH

October 24: Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 13: The Avielle Foundation, Newtown, CT




March 27: Milton Public Schools, Milton, MA

April 2: Apple Orchard School, Brookline, MA




Most events are topics around Gift of Failure, but increasingly, some events are on the topic of preventing childhood addiction. These events are noted in parentheses.

All appearances listed are public unless otherwise indicated, and some organizations require attendees to register beforehand. Check links before attending!


If you would like to inquire about bringing Jess to your town, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau at 617-614-1606 or