What if all the motivational speakers are wrong? Writer Harrison Scott Key lays bare three powerful lies we tell young people (and ourselves) about success, and through his own journey from country boy to literary star, he shares the outrageous truth about what it really takes to achieve the American Dream.

Harrison Scott Key is the author of Congratulations, Who Are You Again? and The World’s Largest Man: A Memoir, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. His nonfiction has appeared in The Best American Travel Writing, The New York Times and Oxford American. He is a frequent speaker at book festivals, universities and conferences around the country and lives in Savannah, Georgia with his wife and children.