Paul Tough Talk & Book Signing

Parent University is a co-sponsor for this talk and book signing by best-selling author of How Children Succeed, Paul Tough. The Years That Matter Most considers how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first generation students.


Paul Tough, the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, returns to Portland with a powerful look at higher education. The Years That Matter Most considers how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first-generation students.


“Paul Tough’s daring The Years That Matter Most forces us to unfold the suffering built into the creases of American higher education. It refuses to let us forget about the bodies and lives of real students. It should be necessary reading for every student, professor, administrator, and trustee in this country interested in what radical revision looks like.”

—Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy: An American Memoir

This event took place on September 20th, 2019. Please find additional resources below!