Marissa Morrison's Reviews > No Contest: The Case Against Competition

No Contest by Alfie Kohn
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May 09, 09

Read in May, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I came home to find the babysitter (my mom) and my daughter playing a matching game with--gasp!--two piles of paired cards. I took my mother aside and handed her this book. She replied, "I could read it a thousand times and it wouldn't change my mind that competition is healthy."

I'm equally guilty of pigheadedness, I guess, because I never finished reading the book but I'm pretty sure that I agree with it 100 percent. (Kohn's writing is surprisingly tedious in this one, but I really did like every bit of it that I read--especially the parts about gender differences).
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