In urgent need of funds, Moo University, a huge midwestern agricultural college, and its male-dominated hierarchy search for a solution to their economic woes.
"MOO works some wonderfully loose variations upon the Shakespearean comedy to produce an uproariously funny and at the same time hauntingly melancholy portrait of a college community in the Midwest...MOO is not only a delectably entertaining comedy, but also a comedy in the truest Chekhovian sense: sad, resonant, and wise."
Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"Ms. Smiley's target, of course, is larger than just one Midwestern University. Moo U. is, in microcosm, a version of America today: it is both well-meaning and mercenary, devoted to truth and to noble ideas, but also eager for money and power and perks.."
Alison Lurie, New York Times Book Review