How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to Metamorphose into the Most Learned of Thinkers

How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to Metamorphose into the Most Learned of Thinkers

by Nick Kolakowski
     
 

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A Capacious and Quintessential Guide

Maxims:
#1: Carry a Scholarly Book (at All Times)
#12: Know Your Manet from Your Monet
#14: Be Proficient in at Least One Classical Instrument
#64: Learn to Recite Romantic-Era Poetry on Cue

If you think you need a PhD in Greek and Roman philosophy from an Ivy League school

Overview

A Capacious and Quintessential Guide

Maxims:
#1: Carry a Scholarly Book (at All Times)
#12: Know Your Manet from Your Monet
#14: Be Proficient in at Least One Classical Instrument
#64: Learn to Recite Romantic-Era Poetry on Cue

If you think you need a PhD in Greek and Roman philosophy from an Ivy League school to call yourself an intellectual, reconsider your supposition. While you may envy the initials that follow distinguished names of professors and the intellectual elite, it's not the mortar board and scholarly robes you need—it's the obscure esoterica. In this primer, you'll learn to walk the talk of the intelligentsia, leaving simpletons and pseudo-intellectuals in your dust.

Inside How to Become an Intellectual, you will find the prodigious truths every self-respecting learned person lives by. This code of scholarly behavior allows aspiring high-brows like yourself to educate their unfortunate lessers, amaze their Mensa friends, and impress their fellow wise people—one distinguished bon mot at a time!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440535307
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Kolakowski's work has appeared in The Washington Post, McSweeney's, Carrier Pigeon, Playboy, eWeek, and Slashdot, among other venues. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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