10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said
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.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 132.08 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 20 Nov 2012
- WW Norton & Co
- New York, United States
"Likely to be a primary source for many a commencement speaker for some time to come . . . well-stocked with valuable (and whimsical) insights." -- Boston Globe
About Charles Wheelan
Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.