10 And A Half Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said by Charles Wheelan10 And A Half Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said by Charles Wheelan

10 And A Half Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

byCharles Wheelan

Hardcover | May 1, 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.
Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.
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Title:10 And A Half Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever SaidFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.3 × 5.4 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393074315

ISBN - 13:9780393074314

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Likely to be a primary source for many a commencement speaker for some time to come . . . well-stocked with valuable (and whimsical) insights. — Boston Globe