101/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

101/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said


By (author) Charles Wheelan, By (author) Peter Steiner

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 175mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 20 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393074315
  • ISBN 13: 9780393074314
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 636,580

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The antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who s ever worn a mortarboard, Wheelan s 101 head-turning aphorisms backed up by a PhD in public policy and extensive social science research set the record straight. Readers everywhere agreed, turning a Dartmouth Class Day speech that had gone viral into a best-selling book. Whether praising the time wasted in fraternity basements; mentioning that, frankly, the worst days of your life still lie ahead; or simply asking that graduates avoid wreaking the kind of havoc that others before them have, Wheelan softens his candid conclusions with good-natured charm and tales of unconventional success. With cartoons sprinkled throughout to keep things light, this volume makes a perfect gift for graduates of all ages."

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Likely to be a primary source for many a commencement speaker for some time to come . . . well-stocked with valuable (and whimsical) insights. "