"The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery"
"This book is about the advantages that come from the improbable ground of creative endeavor. Brilliant inventions and human feats that have come from labor—an endeavor that offers the world a gift from the maker's soul—involve a path aided by the possibility of setbacks and the inestimable gains that experience can provide...
Most people know "E.T." revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes.
"One Nation: What We Can Do to Save America's Future"
"In February 2013, I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast... I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country, and called for a return to the principles that made America great... but our nation's decline has continued.