Just as a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, so a spoonful of humor helps the wisdom go down. In Congratulations! Now What?, America's funnyman Bill Cosby gently ribs college graduates about their time spentor lostin the hallowed halls of the university and postulates what four years of higher education have suited them for: "[If no job offer] ever turns up with a four-day week, a three-hour lunch, and a holiday for Count Basie's birthday, you still might be able to make a few dollars on Jeopardy." But he also assures graduates that their studies were not in vain and bestows advice to job seekers. Those who acquired several piercings while in school are cautioned to make sure the studs and hoops are shined before going to an interview. Those who are buffing their first professional résumé are advised to strike a tone somewhere between "lyrical lying and fanciful fraud." Cosby, whose successful career as a humorist has always turned on his affection for kids, is a regular speaker at college commencementsin the chapter "As I Look Out at Your Foggy Faces," he says it's a hobby of hisand this 130-page book collects bons mots and sage advice from speeches given because he has "a feeling for anesthesiology."Graduatesand their now-broke parentswill find a reason to smile on every page. Brenda Pittsley
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"Giving commencement speeches is a hobby of mine...I like to give young people a chance to hear the important ideas they plan to ignore."
"When I was in college, I never tried to find myself, no matter how many people kept telling me to get lost."
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Another Literary Masterpiece by Bill Cosby! Congratulations,Now What? is another literary masterpiece by Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby brilliantly explains the facts about getting your kids to graduate from high school and what it takes to put them through college. A must read for any Bill Cosby fan!
Let me just say this is one funny book with real knowledge from one of the funniest men to ever entertain us. I enjoyed this book from the minute I opened it up till the final word. Everything that I read related to what it is like after graduating college. If your a college graduate, still in college or about to attend college pick this book up and read it.