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Wellesley High’s David McCullough takes leave to write “You’re Not Special” book

David McCullough, Jr.David McCullough, Jr., whose “You’re Not Special” Wellesley High commencement speech went viral in June, is taking a leave of absence from teaching English to write a book that expands on the messages from his address.

HarperCollins Ecco, which also publishes Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Bukowski and others, tweeted this week it is proud to be publishing McCullough’s book about how to get more from the high school experience. Media Bistro reports that the book is slated to be published in fall of 2013.

McCullough tells the Boston Globe that while he’ll miss teaching, he didn’t feel like he could pass up the opportunity to write a book (and in doing so, following in the footsteps of his Pulitzer Prize-winning father, David McCullough)

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