Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 168 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2010|
A hilarious and irreverent guide for grad students across the country, this work includes essays, lists, and illustrations all dedicated to poking fun at the graduate school experience. b&w illustrations throughout.
"A hilarious, and exquisitely thorough, rebuttal for every time your parents bring up 'The G-Word.'" --Rob Kutner, writer, "The Daily Show," "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," author, "Apocalypse How""
"The academic world is so full of humorless wonks and pedants, that Ruben arrives like a crazed party-crasher. It's as if a tweedy committee coma has been interrupted by someone from the roller derby. This very funny book also slings many sly arrows into an overstuffed and moribund culture that needs repair and reconfiguration." -- Compound Calico, Moderator, RateYourStudents.blogspot.com
"Adam Ruben's book is funnier than even the funniest dissertation, thesis, lab report, or legal brief. I wish my law school casebooks had been 10% as enjoyable to read." - Jeremy Blachman, author of "Anonymous Lawyer"
"Indispensable for any prospective grad student who wants to get a jump on his or her anxiety requirements. This book proves that years of obscure, excruciating academic toil can, in fact, make a meaningful contribution to society as a source of comedy." -- Jay Katsir, writer for "The Colbert Report"
"Why waste a few years in grad school when you can waste a few bucks on this hilarious and insightful book instead? You'll end up with the same career prospects (zero), but have had a lot more fun." -- Jeff Kreisler, author of "Get Rich Cheating"
"Hilarious! Adam Ruben has nailed the graduate student experience, and has done it with a great sense of humor....this is a true survival guide for anyone foolish, er, ambitious enough to embark on an advanced degree."-- Dexter Holland, Grad School Sufferer and Sympathizer (Lead Singer, The Offspring)
|Publisher: ||Broadway Books|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 11.53 x 1.32 centimeters (0.16 kg)|