The 100-page guideline explains how other young people can accomplish what Cavalin did through such simple acts as keeping themselves focused and approaching everything with total commitment. He’s hoping it will show people there’s no genius involved, just hard work.
“That’s always the question that bothers me,” Cavalin, who turned 14 on Valentine’s Day, says when the G-word is raised. “People need to know you don’t really need to be a genius. You just have to work hard and you can accomplish anything.”
That’s right: English edition. The other edition was published in Chinese by his mother; it’s only now appearing in English because he translated it himself. His book is a self-help guide aimed at demonstrating that hard work, and not genius, paved the way for him to be such an annoying little badass.
Now, this kid sounds pretty cool. He likes Jackie Chan movies, scuba diving, ninjas, and all that other shit that kids seem to love. But a BA at 14? In mathematics? And he’s already published a book? In two languages?
Just admit it: you kind of hate this kid.