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'That's It, I Quit!'

To call someone a “quitter” is a serious insult, but a new book explains that there is a right way to extricate oneself from a bad situation and that persistence may be overrated.  In "Mastering The Art of Quitting," Vermont writer Peg Streep explores the evolutionary and cultural impulses that guide people toward staying in situations even when they shouldn't.  Monday on Vermont Edition, we talk with Streep about the psychology of quitting, resilience in handling change, and how to set appropriate goals.

Also in the program, a new installment of Dorothy's List, a book club for young readers based on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. This month, reporter Amy Noyes visits with middle schoolers in Brattleboro to discuss The Boy On Cinnamon Street by Vermont author Phoebe Stone.

Broadcast live on Mon., Feb. 3 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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