Be prepared to weep as you read Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students
, a horrifically hilarious compendium of actual North American college student essays. Learn about the victims of the Black Death (who "grew boobs on their necks"), the Automaton Empire, Martin Luther King's famous "If I Had a Hammer" speech, the Iran Hostess Crisis, Zorroastrologism (the "duelist" religion "founded by Zorro"), and Joan of Ark, Noah's wife, at rest on Mt. Arafat. Meet Dim El Sum of Korea, the Vestigal Virgins, "dedicated to burning the internal flame," and Hitler, who "shot himself in the bonker." Did you know a position as "lady-in-mating helped a young girl's chances for a marriage," and "the assignation of Archduke Ferdman gave sweet relief to mounting tensions," or that "the major cause of the Civil War is when slavery spread its ugly testicles across the West"?
Well, you'd better buckle down and learn, then! --Tim Appelo
"Shocking and hysterical. You'll laugh until you cry, shedding tears for the state of American education."
"A horrifically hilarious compendium...knitting together errors, assumptions, and creative fact-making that are shocking and hysterical."
—Associated Press (Associated Press