This book considers the following questions that anyone might ask at one or more points in their life. Will I be a success? Am I a success? Was I a success? In the process, it raises questions about the purposes of schooling and their relationship, if any, to ''success'' and ''failure'' in life. The intended audience consists of (primarily) the general reader who is interested in education and (secondarily) the student of schooling, who is often an aspiring, current or former teacher.