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The Dog Ate My Budget: Tales About Teaching and Managing in the Ivy Tower

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The Dog Ate My Budget: Tales About Teaching and Managing in the Ivy Tower

The Dog Ate My Budget, by Ross Arkell Webber, tells a deeply personal and sometimes light-hearted, sometimes ironic, memoir of forty years in academia. Through the mundane, extraordinary, and even the bizarre events of university life, Webber describes the fascinating interactions that take place between students, teachers, administrators, and the outside world. Told in easy to read vignettes, The Dog Ate My Budget casts a light into the ivory tower world of higher educational institutions revealing the surprising and unexpected. Webber’s The Dog Ate My Budget masterfully negotiates the boundary of narrative nonfiction and academia in a way that is engaging and entertaining. This is not a stolid tome with footnotes and a dense bibliography. In these pages you will find humor, whimsy, emotion, and poignancy. Written for those familiar with academic life, Webber’s work will transcend the insider’s circle to engage every reader.

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Product Details:
Author: Ross A. Webber
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Publication Date: October 29, 2008
Language: English
ISBN: 1439206481
Product Length: 5.25 inches
Product Width: 0.62 inches
Product Height: 8.0 inches
Product Weight: 0.63 pounds
Package Length: 8.0 inches
Package Width: 5.3 inches
Package Height: 0.5 inches
Package Weight: 0.75 pounds
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4A great inside view of a career in academia  May 17, 2009
By Daintree
This is a very entertaining collection of brief anecdotal essays that should be mandatory reading for everyone who teaches at the university level. As a matter of fact I would reccommend it to students as well. It has some great insights into what the faculty and administration must deal with in order to provide them an education. With a light-hearted touch and self-deprecating humor Ross Webber reveals some of the pressures and rewards of ascending to the upper echelons of univeristy leadership. Even though I am from the world of corporate management I found this book amusing and informative.

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