10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

  • by Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by Mark Boyett
  • 1 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who’s ever worn a mortarboard, Wheelan’s 10 head-turning aphorisms - backed up by a PhD in public policy and extensive social science research - set the record straight. Readers everywhere agreed, turning a Dartmouth Class Day speech that had gone viral into a best-selling book.
Whether praising the time “wasted” in fraternity basements; mentioning that, frankly, the worst days of your life still lie ahead; or simply asking that graduates avoid wreaking the kind of havoc that others before them have, Wheelan softens his candid conclusions with good-natured charm and tales of unconventional success. With cartoons sprinkled throughout to keep things light, this volume makes a perfect gift for graduates of all ages.


What the Critics Say

“A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it.” (Craig Wilson, USA Today)


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Loved it! Wish I would have heard it 20 years ago, but if I had I probably wouldn't had appreciated it as much.
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- Mark

Thought provoking message

I listened to it again with my husband and son during a road trip. The book is not too long and has a great message.
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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios