What People Are Saying

[Katie O'Brien and Hunter Maats] destroy the notion that you have to be born smart to understand complex concepts and get good grades. – GeekDad, Wired.com (You can read the full review here.)

By using concrete research in a way that speaks directly to teenagers, Maats and O’Brien hope to dispel the image of the rumpled genius, being brilliant in spite of himself. – Holly Korbey, NPR’s MindShift (You can read the full article here.)

A guide to learning that is really entertaining. Even if you’re not a reader and you get bored quickly…you won’t get bored with this. This is a clear-cut win for common sense. – Jordan Rich, The Jordan Rich Show, WBZ Boston (You can hear the full interview here.)

The Straight-A Conspiracy is an entertaining, honest, and spot-on guide that speaks to teens in a way that parents and teachers can’t. This book not only sets the record straight but also puts students back in the driver’s seat. – Lisa F, Parent to a seventh-grader

As both an academic neurologist and a father of two teenagers, I loved this entertaining and prescient book. Grab it and make your kids read it immediately.– Stephen J. Marks, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College

With humor and solid scientific evidence, the book relentlessly upends common misperceptions held by hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers (and adults). – Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH, Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Their approach is simple, clear and beyond effective. It works! – Stan R, Parent to a high school senior