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Losing My Faculties: A Teacher's Story

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  • Posted May 28, 2012


    Any new teacher in an urban school district absolutely must read this book. Poignant and hilarious all at the same time. Makes you cry and makes you laugh so hard when you connect to the author's experiences. A true treasure.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011


    As an educator, I found this book refreshing in the light of what teachers go through each and every day. It makes me proud to know that are other educators out there who understand that to be true to the calling you must be at your happiest. Kudos to Halpin! Outstanding chronicle of events.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2004

    From the Students...

    As current high school students, we really enjoyed reading Brendan Halpin¿s view of the teacher¿s high school experiences. The book was honest and from the heart, an easy read with laugh-out-loud humor. In a day when a good, dedicated teacher is nearly impossible to find, Halpin is one who is sincere and genuine. Losing My Faculties provides students with an informative and interesting perspective from the teacher. Furthermore, the subject matter can be appreciated not only by those in the school environment, but by anyone who has tried to succeed in a world filled with indifference and cynicism. This book¿s subject could have been potentially dull and boring; however, Halpin¿s use of wit and humor made the book an enjoyable experience. We recommend this book because it¿s a true, lighthearted, funny story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    Wow! I love this book.

    I am a teacher, and so when I saw an article about Mr. Halpin's book, I bought it and read it in two days. The book is hilarious, but it is also true to life about what it takes to keep talented people working in our education system. Bravo, Mr. Halpin!

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