9780385521284

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

ISBN 10: 0385521286 / 0-385-52128-6
ISBN 13: 9780385521284
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Chronicles a long, strange trip through America's ivy-covered temples of higher learning where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, and reveals the psychic costs of our advance-or-else educational system.

Review:
"LOST IN THE MERITOCRACY is a funny, self-mocking memoir about how persistently Mr. Kirn went astray....[He] has reduced....[his] terrible angst....to overly apt poetic justice....[a]nd figured out how to frame and package his memories with reader-pleasing finesse, no thanks to his formal education."

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 05/17/2009

Review:
"LOST IN THE MERITOCRACY [contains]...penetrating shrewdness....[Kirn] has the satirist's knack for conjuring and dispatching an individual in a single line..."

Laura Miller, New York Times Book Review, 05/24/2009

 

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