10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

By Charles Wheelan; Peter Steiner (Illustrator)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393074314, 128pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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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."

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