‘You’re Not Special’ speech lands Wellesley High teacher book deal
The Wellesley High School teacher who famously told the Class of 2012 that they were not special in his commencement speech has landed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers imprint Ecco. “It’s going to be on a subject about which, I believe, I have a certain expertise,” said David McCullough, Jr. “And that is . . . Are you ready? . . . High school.” McCullough caused an international sensation with his speech on June 1 of this year, when he told Wellesley High graduates: “You are not special. You are not exceptional.