Thought provoking book.
Since I was expecting something of a diatribe against critical theory, pop culture studies, and all that jazz, I also found this book to be admirably even-handed.
I often tell my students that the best literature is stuff that one can read over and over and over again, and it gets better every time.
If you have read "Why Teach?" you will have read some of these essay. That is why a 4 and not 5. But Edmundson is fun to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Medine
As a retired educator I have well defined opinions on the nature of education in America. I also like finding validation for my owns ideas in the thinking of others. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jude
I was introduced to the author of this book through the other book he wrote, "Why Teach?" and based on my interest in the other book I ordered this one as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by marie
This is an excellent book. Every teenager should read it prior to going to college. I absolutely highly recommend it!Published 7 months ago by Maria Jones
Thought provoking book. Though I did not agree with everything stated in the book, the premise is most agreeable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Author covers many relevant works of literature and philosophy. He has a unique perspective about reading and teaching. Read morePublished 9 months ago by texasrose1015
As a philosophy professor I am always seeking inspiration to keep the flame of democratic humanism alive. Mark Edmunson's book does that for me, and more. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Swamiwilly
I am sure there is substance, inspiring moments but I need M.J. Sandel to explain the whole book to me!Published 11 months ago by H. Baki Iz
We read this short tome for a book club selection. It was a bit tough going - no plot! - but well worth it. Very good club discussion followed.Published 14 months ago by Marguerite R Long