Ms. Mentor's New and Ever More Impeccable Advice for Women and Men in Academia

Ms. Mentor's New and Ever More Impeccable Advice for Women and Men in Academia

by Emily Toth
     
 

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Ms. Mentor, a brilliant and irascible intellectual who never leaves her ivory tower, writes Q&A columns full of perfect wisdom for academics. With wicked wit, she exposes viperous colleagues, teaching evaluation tricks, romantic pitfalls, tenure traps, and scholarly eccentricities. She spills the secrets that your adviser didn't dare tell you.

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Ms. Mentor, a brilliant and irascible intellectual who never leaves her ivory tower, writes Q&A columns full of perfect wisdom for academics. With wicked wit, she exposes viperous colleagues, teaching evaluation tricks, romantic pitfalls, tenure traps, and scholarly eccentricities. She spills the secrets that your adviser didn't dare tell you.

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"The book is bursting with questions that bring on a knowing nod, and the sly Ms Mentor has a lot of cheeky answers, delivered with perfect look-down-her-nose-and-smirk sarcasm."—Times Higher Education Supplement

"The divine Ms. M. is back, with realistic and witty advice about life in academia. Required reading."—Elaine Showalter, Princeton University

"At last, Ms. Mentor Unplugged, Uncensored, and Unrepentant! This is a great and clear-headed read for junior academics trying to find their way to success through the thicket of professional obfuscation and a good reminder to senior people about just how confusing academe is to the uninitiated."—Cathy Davidson, Duke University

"Part Emily Post, part Dame Edna, Ms. Mentor continues to dispense wicked truths in her trademark style. Tucking her professional advice into very funny and frequently appalling stories (I believe every one), she sends encouraging word from the only ivory tower left standing."—William Germano, The Cooper Union

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812220391
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
437,288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ms. Mentor receives all her mail via Emily Toth, Professor of English and Women's Studies at Louisiana State University. Toth is the author of Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious and Unveiling Kate Chopin, and Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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