They Were Not Amused: Essays in Ineptitude

They Were Not Amused: Essays in Ineptitude

by Tony Roegiers


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I began writing personal essays about twenty-five years ago, at about the time I taught my first composition class at the University of Nevada. As the grand finale in my freshman writing courses, I asked my students to produce a personal essay, using Phillip Lopate's Joie de Vivre for examples. I thought that in fairness I should also share with the students my own foibles and personality snags-the accumulation of which have led me into lifelong conflict and head shaking with those in authority over me. I am now left with the residue, like an urn-full of gristly and grizzly ashes with the proverbial no place to go other than to be either flushed or published.

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ISBN-13: 9781541148871
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

The author is a lecturer in the English Department at Utah State University, where he teaches writing and literature. He has been a soldier, a ski instructor, a building contractor, a truck driver, a high school teacher, and ski coach.

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