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Last fall, a writer using the pseudonym Ed Dante wrote an explosive article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, confessing to writing term papers for a living. Technically, they are "study guides," and the companies that sell them-there are quite a few-are completely legal and easily found with Google. For about $10-20 a page, Dante's former employers will give you a custom essay, written to your specifications. During Dante's career, he wrote made-to-order papers for everything from introductory college courses to Ph.D. dissertations. There was never a shortage of demand.

The Shadow Scholar is Dante's account of this dubious but all-too-relevant career. In stories embarrassing, absurd, hilarious, and ultimately sobering, he explores not merely his own misdeeds but the bureaucratic and cash-hungry colleges, lazy students, and even misguided parents who helped make it all possible.

With unemployment pushing 10 percent and many college grads living with their parents, the need for this book has never been more urgent. As this bitingly funny memoir reveals, colleges and graduate schools are victims not merely of tough economic times but of a profound sense of entitlement and apathy. Here is a searing, often maddening indictment of the big business of college.

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"A fascinating expose of the remarkably robust industry of academic ghostwriting. [A] harrowing indictment of the modern American university's current shortcomings as a meritocratic, credentializing institution, much less a home for mental and moral growth.""--Wall Street Journal

""[A] stunning tale of academic fraud...shocking and compelling."--"Washington Post""" "A cautionary tale worth pressing upon any freshman."--"The Onion AV Club" "What could have been a depressing tale becomes, in Tomar's hands, a funny and charming read. It's a light romp through what one might ordinarily think of as one of the world's worst jobs. Despite this lightness, "The Shadow Scholar" is ultimately an indictment not just of the paper mill industry but of the contemporary higher education system, which allows the industry to flourish."-"Washington Monthly" "Not only does the book offer a rather startling behind-the-scenes look at what is a surprisingly big business, it also delivers a highly personal, highly savage indictment of the American higher-education system."--Booklist.com

"Don't tell, but I would gladly pay Dave Tomar $10 a page to write my next book."--Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U and Generation Debt

"Important and utterly engrossing. What do we expect from colleges, and what are we really getting? Can we still put our faith--and massive quantities of money--in higher education? Dave Tomar may distract us with great bar-room storytelling, but while we're laughing at the punchlines, he's snuck in some profound questions we've all got to answer."--Howard Megdal, writer-at-large for Capital New York, author of Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly

"Hunter Thompson has been reborn as Dave Tomar, the Shadow Scholar, and he's writing college term papers for money, and telling us how and why. He may be bad news, but he's very good company. Read it and weep. Read it and gnash your teeth. But read it."--Mark Edmundson, author of "Why Read?" and "The Death of Sigmund Freud"

"A fascinating expose of the remarkably robust industry of academic ghostwriting. [A] harrowing indictment of the modern American university's current shortcomings as a meritocratic, credentializing institution, much less a home for mental and moral growth."--"Wall Street Journal"

"[A] stunning tale of academic fraud...shocking and compelling."--"Washington Post"

"A cautionary tale worth pressing upon any freshman."--"The Onion AV Club"

"What could have been a depressing tale becomes, in Tomar's hands, a funny and charming read. It's a light romp through what one might ordinarily think of as one of the world's worst jobs. Despite this lightness, "The Shadow Scholar" is ultimately an indictment not just of the paper mill industry but of the contemporary higher education system, which allows the industry to flourish."-"Washington Monthly"

"Not only does the book offer a rather startling behind-the-scenes look at what is a surprisingly big business, it also delivers a highly personal, highly savage indictment of the American higher-education system."--"Booklist.com"

"Don't tell, but I would gladly pay Dave Tomar $10 a page to write my next book."--Anya Kamenetz, author of "DIY U" and "Generation Debt"

"Important and utterly engrossing. What do we expect from colleges, and what are we really getting? Can we still put our faith--and massive quantities of money--in higher education? Dave Tomar may distract us with great bar-room storytelling, but while we're laughing at the punchlines, he's snuck in some profound questions we've all got to answer."--Howard Megdal, writer-at-large for "Capital New York", author of "Taking the Field" and "Wilpon's Folly""
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"Hunter Thompson has been reborn as Dave Tomar, the Shadow Scholar, and he's writing college term papers for money, and telling us how and why. He may be bad news, but he's very good company. Read it and weep. Read it and gnash your teeth. But read it."--Mark Edmundson, author of "Why Read?" and "The

A fascinating expose of the remarkably robust industry of academic ghostwriting. [A] harrowing indictment of the modern American university's current shortcomings as a meritocratic, credentializing institution, much less a home for mental and moral growth. "Wall Street Journal"

[A] stunning tale of academic fraud shocking and compelling. "Washington Post"

A cautionary tale worth pressing upon any freshman. "The Onion AV Club"

What could have been a depressing tale becomes, in Tomar's hands, a funny and charming read. It's a light romp through what one might ordinarily think of as one of the world's worst jobs. Despite this lightness, "The Shadow Scholar" is ultimately an indictment not just of the paper mill industry but of the contemporary higher education system, which allows the industry to flourish. "Washington Monthly"

Not only does the book offer a rather startling behind-the-scenes look at what is a surprisingly big business, it also delivers a highly personal, highly savage indictment of the American higher-education system. "Booklist.com"

Don't tell, but I would gladly pay Dave Tomar $10 a page to write my next book. "Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U and Generation Debt"

Important and utterly engrossing. What do we expect from colleges, and what are we really getting? Can we still put our faith--and massive quantities of money--in higher education? Dave Tomar may distract us with great bar-room storytelling, but while we're laughing at the punchlines, he's snuck in some profound questions we've all got to answer. "Howard Megdal, writer-at-large for Capital New York, author of Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly"

Hunter Thompson has been reborn as Dave Tomar, the Shadow Scholar, and he's writing college term papers for money, and telling us how and why. He may be bad news, but he's very good company. Read it and weep. Read it and gnash your teeth. But read it. "Mark Edmundson, author of Why Read? and The Death of Sigmund Freud""

"A fascinating expose of the remarkably robust industry of academic ghostwriting. [A] harrowing indictment of the modern American university's current shortcomings as a meritocratic, credentializing institution, much less a home for mental and moral growth." --Wall Street Journal

"[A] stunning tale of academic fraud...shocking and compelling." --Washington Post

"A cautionary tale worth pressing upon any freshman." --The Onion AV Club

"What could have been a depressing tale becomes, in Tomar's hands, a funny and charming read. It's a light romp through what one might ordinarily think of as one of the world's worst jobs. Despite this lightness, The Shadow Scholar is ultimately an indictment not just of the paper mill industry but of the contemporary higher education system, which allows the industry to flourish." --Washington Monthly

"Not only does the book offer a rather startling behind-the-scenes look at what is a surprisingly big business, it also delivers a highly personal, highly savage indictment of the American higher-education system." --Booklist.com

"Don't tell, but I would gladly pay Dave Tomar $10 a page to write my next book." --Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U and Generation Debt

"Important and utterly engrossing. What do we expect from colleges, and what are we really getting? Can we still put our faith--and massive quantities of money--in higher education? Dave Tomar may distract us with great bar-room storytelling, but while we're laughing at the punchlines, he's snuck in some profound questions we've all got to answer." --Howard Megdal, writer-at-large for Capital New York, author of Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly

"Hunter Thompson has been reborn as Dave Tomar, the Shadow Scholar, and he's writing college term papers for money, and telling us how and why. He may be bad news, but he's very good company. Read it and weep. Read it and gnash your teeth. But read it." --Mark Edmundson, author of Why Read? and The Death of Sigmund Freud

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  • ハードカバー: 251ページ
  • 出版社: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (2012/9/18)
  • 言語: 英語
  • ISBN-10: 1608197239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608197231
  • 発売日: 2012/9/18
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