Prepare to meet a legendary creaturelargely nocturnal, favoring fermented beverages and organized mayhemwhose collegiate lifespan dwarfs that of career-track humanoids. Hes Rob Shuck, and hes been haunting Cornells 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.
Anyonefrom those not quite ready to leave school to those who wish they never hadwill enjoy reading:
about the folly of filling his fraternitys 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 Yorks 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? Wont 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.show more