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Matthew Fordham wants to do something noble and worthwhile with his life—and what can be nobler than working in the vaunted halls of an institution of higher learning? So Matthew picks up his life and moves from Boston to Rochingford, Minnesota, to fulfill his life’s calling—and be near his best friend, radio show host Jason Starkley.
Matthew learns quickly, however, that his work at the University of the Midwest at Rochingford (UMR) has little to do with opening and enriching the fertile minds of the students who pay through the nose to attend. Instead he spends his days trying to figure out exactly what the university’s president, Dr. Peter Johnson, is talking about (he speaks only in metaphors, of course) and dealing with the arrogant professors who are a century behind the times.
When Jason goads Matthew into anonymously airing his grievances against UMR on Jason’s radio program, it starts a firestorm in the community that’s good for ratings—and bad for the school.
As the controversy picks up steam, drawing in more of the community, UMR rushes to repair its image, instead of rushing to repair a system that is damaged—and damaging to all involved.
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Michael Fridgen was born in Stearns County, Minnesota, the same place as his hero and role model, Sinclair Lewis, who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
Fridgen received his undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota and his master's degree from Hamline University. He worked as a public school teacher for twelve years and at the University of Minnesota Rochester for five years. He currently writes full-time.
An avid traveler who has visited all fifty states and six continents, Fridgen's book Dollywood and Beyond made Amazon's list of best-selling travel books. His book Ruth3:5 was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and his book The Iron Words was Goodreads #1 Best Seller for books about the Holocaust.
When not writing, Fridgen enjoys playing the piano. He lives in Minneapolis with his husband.
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Book Description Dreamlly Books, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 432 pages. 8.43x5.85x0.73 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0692415998
Book Description Dreamlly Books, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0692415998