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

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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.

About the Author
Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and Naked Statistics and a former correspondent for The Economist, and founder of The Centrist Party. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.

Earlier in his life, Peter Steiner taught literature for a living. Then he became a cartoonist for "The New Yorker". He now writes stunningly good spy novels. He has published books including "The Terrorist, L'Assassin "and "Le Crime "(published in hardcover as "A French Country Murder") in his series set in France and featuring ex-CIA man Louis Morgon. Peter Steiner makes his home in France and Connecticut.
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