By Charles Wheelan
Modeled on Charles Wheelan’s 2011 category Day Speech at Dartmouth university, this selection of refreshingly sincere suggestion and observations is the antidote to these cotton-candy platitudes which are all too generic to someone who’s ever worn a mortarboard. Armed with a PhD in public coverage, decades of expertise in social technological know-how study, and—perhaps so much important—good-natured humor, Wheelan bargains up 10½ head-turning aphorisms on happiness and good fortune that anybody staring down the barrel of commencement must listen yet most likely hasn’t heard but. Celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner provides a marginally of caprice along with his irreverent illustrations sprinkled all through.
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10 ½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said by Charles Wheelan