This is a unique and comprehensive book, directed at a wide audience, describing the experiences of the adults gifted children grow up to be, in the context of family, school, interpersonal relationships, workplace, and society. Streznewski, a specialist in gifted education, conducted 100 interviews over the course of 10 years with adults identified as gifted by herself or by other professionals in the field of education. She divides them into three categories: strivers (high-testing teacher pleasers), superstars (people who are taller, healthier, handsomer, wealthier, happier, and nicer than most people, as well as more accomplished), and independents (creative intellectuals who follow the beat of their own drummers, regardless of the consequences). Streznewski gives voice to the internal experiences and struggles of gifted people, as few books have done previously. Further, she makes social policy recommendations regarding the importance of recognizing, nurturing, and providing opportunities for the gifted—whose talents, she argues, are often underused—for the good of us all.