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    DescriptionThis is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you'll find: - advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor - tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars - a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food - how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms--the grad student--will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool

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    Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Ruben, Illustrated by Darren Philip
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307589446
    ISBN 10: 0307589447

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC E4L: HUM
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 818.602
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU038000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 818/.602
    DC21: 818.602
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    B&T Approval Code: H37303032
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000, HUM000000
    LC classification: PN6231.C6 R83 2010
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, diagrams, charts
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    13 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ADAM RUBEN spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University earning his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. While there, he parlayed his healthy disdain for academia into a stand-up comedy act, which he has performed at clubs, colleges, and private functions from Boston to San Diego, recently opening for Dane Cook's Tourgasm at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. and earning second place in the Funniest Jewish Comic Contest at the Laugh Factory in Times Square. For five years, Adam has taught an undergraduate stand-up comedy class that has quickly become one of the most popular January "Intersession" courses at Johns Hopkins University and culminates in a final show open to all students. He's written humor pieces for "The National Lampoon" and appears weekly on "Food Detectives" with Ted Allen.
    Review quote
    "A hilarious, and exquisitely thorough, rebuttal for every time your parents bring up 'The G-Word.'" --Rob Kutner, writer, "The Daily Show," "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," author, "Apocalypse How"" "The academic world is so full of humorless wonks and pedants, that Ruben arrives like a crazed party-crasher. It's as if a tweedy committee coma has been interrupted by someone from the roller derby. This very funny book also slings many sly arrows into an overstuffed and moribund culture that needs repair and reconfiguration." -- Compound Calico, Moderator, RateYourStudents.blogspot.com "Adam Ruben's book is funnier than even the funniest dissertation, thesis, lab report, or legal brief. I wish my law school casebooks had been 10% as enjoyable to read." - Jeremy Blachman, author of "Anonymous Lawyer" "Indispensable for any prospective grad student who wants to get a jump on his or her anxiety requirements. This book proves that years of obscure, excruciating academic toil can, in fact, make a meaningful contribution to society as a source of comedy." -- Jay Katsir, writer for "The Colbert Report" "Why waste a few years in grad school when you can waste a few bucks on this hilarious and insightful book instead? You'll end up with the same career prospects (zero), but have had a lot more fun." -- Jeff Kreisler, author of "Get Rich Cheating" " " " " "Hilarious! Adam Ruben has nailed the graduate student experience, and has done it with a great sense of humor....this is a true survival guide for anyone foolish, er, ambitious enough to embark on an advanced degree."-- Dexter Holland, Grad School Sufferer and Sympathizer (Lead Singer, The Offspring)