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He's back. Anders Henriksson, author of The New York Times bestseller Non Campus Mentis (retitled Ignorance Is Blitz), returns with even funnier, nuttier, more outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven arrived to feed the hungry people. These events are described in the Book of Zeus." Philosophy: "Plato did his thinking in the Cave of Al Gore." Economics: "The theory of surplus value is Marx's idea that you always shop with coupons." Music: "Bach's sacred choral music includes the B Minor Mess. . . . All one million of his famed works can be found in his BMW. He had over one hundred children and was, of course, very famous for his work with his organ. Two of his successful sons were Jesus Christ Bach and Bacherini." Literature: "Jay Gatsby moved to East Egg because it would be a good place to raise his chickens." And Psychology--or is it Theater Arts: "Most people are either straight, gay, or thespian."

Published in the irresistible form of a spiral notebook, a pure parody of a course-by-course study guide (complete with doodles), College in a Nutskull is stuff that just cannot be made up--bloopers and blunders and desperate attempts to bluff the right answer, woven together to give a hilarious, unintentionally brilliant report on the state of American higher education. A comedy, that is, for anyone not paying tuition. 

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The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Ignorance Is Blitz" returns with even funnier, nuttier, more outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students.

About the Author

Anders Henriksson is a professor of history at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Author of Ignorance Is Blitz, he has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio. He and his wife live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Contents:

Introduction

1. Religious Studies

Bananas from Heaven

2. Philosophy

The Rule of Thump

3. Psychology

Neutering Mothers

4. Music

With a Song in Our Hair

5. Art

Pigment of the Imagination

6. English Literature

Seminole Works

7. Language

Rope Learning

8. Ancient & Medieval History

The Bluebonnet Plague

9. Modern European History

Prancing on Thin Ice

10. American History

Business Unusual

11. The Modern World

The Beer Hall Pooch

12. Government

Dude Process

13. Political ScienceA Night at the Revolution

14. Anthropology & Sociology

Upherd Mobility

15. Economics

Grosser National Products

16. Geography

Out There Somewhere

17. Science & Technology

Critical Mess

Random Notes

Acknowledgments

About the Author

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troy.simpson, May 6, 2010 (view all comments by troy.simpson)
"College in a Nutskull" is a collection of student mistakes collected from colleges across America, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

The book is creatively designed and the compiler is well-credentialed. All the student mistakes are new and they all appear to be genuine.

But "College in a Nutskull" has one major problem: few of the student mistakes are actually funny.

A funny blooper requires more than just a mistake of fact. Usually, funny bloopers contain a double entendre or an accidental insight. Yet most of the bloopers in "College in a Nutskull" have none of these added elements. For example, what is funny about these student mistakes:

"God gave Moses the Bill of Rights" (p 2).

"Leo XIII became the first non-Catholic to head the Vatican" (p 7).

"The Prime Minister heads the Church of England" (p 94).

"American women won the right to vote in 1973" (p 131).

If you want a truly funny blooper book, then you might be better off with one of the classic compilations or one of Richard Lederer's "Anguished English" books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761154655
Author:
Henriksson, Anders
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Other:
Henriksson, Anders
Editor:
Henriksson, Anders
Author:
Henriksson, Anders
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
College students
Subject:
College wit and humor.
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Humor
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
SPIRAL
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
8.20x6.30x.38 in. .49 lbs.

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