The Undergraduate

The Undergraduate : Dispatches from the Best Thirteen Years of My Life

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Prepare to meet a legendary creature—largely nocturnal, favoring fermented beverages and organized mayhem—whose collegiate lifespan dwarfs that of career-track humanoids. He’s Rob Shuck, and he’s been haunting Cornell’s idyllic campus since his freshman year in 1993. In The Undergraduate, he and coauthor Mickey Rapkin recount the incredible lengths Shuck goes to in pursuit of a good time, earning him a reputation with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and campus coeds alike.

Anyone—from those not quite ready to leave school to those who wish they never had—will enjoy reading:

• about the folly of filling his fraternity’s living room chest-high with cushiony but highly inflammable foam peanuts

• how he and 150 of his closest friends put their own annual spin on Sideways, drinking their way through New York’s wine country

The Undergraduate perfectly captures the life of a thirty-two-year-old who has watched three generations of students come and go. Has Shuck ever had trouble explaining to women why he still lives in his fraternity basement? Won’t the giant hole in his résumé be hard to conceal? Sure, but his three a.m. hot-tub beer still tastes a lot sweeter than your 7 a.m. cubicle espresso.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 0767925300
  • 9780767925303

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