Inspiring Mentors Slate contributor Eric Liu traveled across the country for two-and-a-half years in search of life-changing teachers and mentors from all different walks. The book that emerged from those travels is called Guiding Lights : The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life.

Slate's Teachings: Musicians Learn to Improvise

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Slate's Teachings: A Marine Corps Drill Instructor

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Slate's Teachings: Big-League Pitching Skills

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Slate's Teachings: Acting Coach Ivana Chubbuck

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