ABSTRACT

The lives of gifted people, their passions, beliefs, ambitions, joy and despair, make up the dramatic and sometimes startling life-stories in this book. I've known all of those involved since they were children in the mid-1970s, appearing in their lives every few years as the decades rolled on. I've tested and interviewed every one for very many hours. They are part of the longest intimate study of the gifted and talented in the world.