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The Resource Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast

Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast

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Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear
Title
Assume the worst
Title remainder
the graduation speech you'll never hear
Statement of responsibility
Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast
Title variation
Graduation speech you will never hear
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hiaasen presents "The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear," telling graduates (or new job-holders, or brides-and-grooms, or newly-released ex-convicts) the truth: you need to disregard the lame platitudes, keep disillusionment at bay, and assume that bad things will happen in life. Yes, life is a shit storm. No, you're not all doomed. And you might even survive with a sense of humor intact
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hiaasen, Carl
Dewey number
  • 818/.602
  • 817
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6231.P3
LC item number
H53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chast, Roz
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Success
  • Conduct of life
  • HUMOR / Parodies
  • HUMOR / School & Education
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • Conduct of life
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Success
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Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast
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"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."--Provided by Amazon.com
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019886985
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780525655015
Lccn
2018933388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019886985
  • (Sirsi) a2029724
Label
Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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."--Provided by Amazon.com
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019886985
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780525655015
Lccn
2018933388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019886985
  • (Sirsi) a2029724

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