Tom Vanderbilt: Learning chess at 40
The story of a father trying to keep up with his 4-year-old. Tom Vanderbilt embarked on an accidental social experiment when he decided to learn chess. He investigates the science behind why a 40-year-old man can be outsmarted and outwitted his young daughter. Tom Vanderbilt is an American journalist, blogger, and author of the best-selling book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do. He also published the widely successful book Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning in 2020. To hear more of his writing, search The Pleasure and Pain of Speed in the app.