It’s finally here: the long-awaited adaptation for teens of The Slight Edge, now published by The Success Foundation under the title Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk about Using the Slight Edge.
There’s so much new material in here, it’s essentially a brand new book. Here’s a peek inside the process of how Success for Teens came to be:
First, there was The Slight Edge, which is based on Jeff Olson’s training. To create that book, I spent time with Jeff on the phone in the fall of 2004, transcribed CDs of his training, and expanded on his basic message. John Fogg had done some work with the material years earlier, and I also built on some of the pieces John had brought to the table. Jeff went over everything I’d written (as did editors at Momentum Media, the book’s publisher), and eventually that collaboration became this enormously popular book, published in 2005. And then …
Last November, at the request of the Success Foundation, I sat down with The Slight Edge manuscript and began completely “reimagining” it as raw material for a new book for teens. I adapted some passages, threw others out, wrote brand new stuff, rearranged the ideas and codified a new set of core principles (I blogged a bit about this process here) … and eventually turned over a manuscript to Success Foundation staff —
which in turn became raw material for the immensely talented Al Desetta, who further adapted Jeff’s and my stuff to make it more teen-accessible and brought together the dozens of stories, vignettes and examples from the lives of real teens (along with the help of Keith Hefner and staff at Youth Communication in New York) that bring the text alive and really make the book what it is. And there you go: a new book.
You can follow this link to read more about the book (and the Success Foundation), and find out how to buy copies (singly or in bulk).
Note: The Success Foundation is also making the book available at no cost to qualifying organizations; to see if your group qualifies, follow the instructions at the bottom of the linked page.