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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiaasen, Carl
Dewey number
818.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chast, Roz
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Success
  • Conduct of life
Label
Assume the worst : the graduation speech you'll never hear, Carl Hiaasen ; illustrated by Roz Chast
Instantiates
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
  • "This is a Borzoi book" -- t.p verso
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
sky292065651
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780525655015
Lccn
2018933388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/18; kg 11/18
Other physical details
illustrations
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
  • "This is a Borzoi book" -- t.p verso
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
sky292065651
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780525655015
Lccn
2018933388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/18; kg 11/18
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • KDL Byron Twp. BranchBorrow it
      8191 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI, 49315, US
      42.8164386 -85.7240006
    • KDL Cascade Twp. BranchBorrow it
      2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US
      42.9117597 -85.5043438
    • KDL East Grand Rapids BranchBorrow it
      746 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI, 49506, US
      42.9494868 -85.6117855
    • KDL Grandville BranchBorrow it
      4055 Maple St. SW, Grandville, MI, 49418, US
      42.9077791 -85.7646944
    • KDL Kentwood (Richard L. Root) BranchBorrow it
      4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI, 49508, US
      42.8734607 -85.5964298
    • KDL Nelson Twp. / Sand Lake BranchBorrow it
      88 Eighth St., Sand Lake, MI, 49343, US
      43.29286099999999 -85.521951
    • KDL Plainfield Twp. BranchBorrow it
      2650 5 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525, US
      43.0422594 -85.6034463
Processing Feedback ...