Simon & Schuster is promoting a new book by New York Times sportswriter Karen Crouse about the town of Norwich and its preponderance of Olympians. Below, see the video for Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence.
.@NYTSports writer Karen Crouse spent time in Norwich, VT to find out how this tiny town keeps producing Olympians. Read #Norwich (coming 1/23) for more lessons in greatness. @bykaren pic.twitter.com/FGXQwY2LgC
— Simon & Schuster (@SimonBooks) January 16, 2018
“You can create Norwich anywhere,” Crouse says, around the 1:05 mark. “It involves really a shift in values in some cases, from a very bottom-line results oriented model to developing the whole person.”
Hm. That is one take. Here is another, in the form of a book review by Brianne Goodspeed, who lives one town south in Hartford and considers some of the other factors that give Norwich a leg up in creating and nurturing world-class athletes. (Hint: It’s money.)