The Resource Assume the Worst, Carl Hiaasen, (electronic resource)

Assume the Worst, Carl Hiaasen, (electronic resource)

Label
Assume the Worst
Title
Assume the Worst
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Carl Hiaasen
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Language
eng
Summary
This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go —the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it. "This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning." So begins Carl Hiaasen's attempt to prepare young men and women for their future. And who better to warn them about their precarious paths forward than Carl Hiaasen? The answer, after reading Assume the Worst, is: Nobody. And who better to illustrate—and with those illustrations, expand upon and cement Hiaasen's cynical point of view—than Roz Chast, best-selling author/illustrator and National Book Award winner? The answer again is easy: Nobody. Following the format of Anna Quindlen's commencement address ( Being Perfect ) and George Saunders's commencement address ( Congratulations, by the way ), the collaboration of Hiaasen and Chast might look typical from the outside, but inside it is anything but. This book is bound to be a classic, sold year after year come graduation time. Although it's also a good gift for anyone starting a job, getting married, or recently released from prison. Because it is not just funny. It is, in its own Hiaasen way, extremely wise and even hopeful. Well, it might not be full of hope, but there are certainly enough slivers of the stuff in there to more than keep us all going
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Hiaasen, Carl
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  • Hiaasen, Carl
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  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
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Label
Assume the Worst, Carl Hiaasen, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
Assume the Worst, Carl Hiaasen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cf21c5a7-df3d-4e6a-857c-7e79fe32d3d5
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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