10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

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by Charles Wheelan, Peter Steiner
     
 

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“A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it.”—Craig Wilson, USA Today
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

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“A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it.”—Craig Wilson, USA Today
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.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
“Likely to be a primary source for many a commencement speaker for some time to come . . . well-stocked with valuable (and whimsical) insights.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393074314
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
296,641
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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