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Today I let one of my students borrow a copy of my book, ostensibly for a class project (specifically, BOOKS WHICH ARE COMPLETELY AWESOME.)  This was not one of my better Professional Professor Person moves, because even though all you have to do is Google me and there shall appear Drink to the Lasses, I was relaxing in the knowledge that these are college freshmen, who, like nearly all great masses of college freshmen, have 1) no money 2) little to no motivation to read things not presented on a two inch by two inch screen.  I worried very little, then, about them finding out about things I didn't want them to find out about until after the student evaluations were safely stowed.  Like where I hide the murder weapons.

alpiner at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (4)

Maybe, in the true spirit of college laziness, they won't read your book b/c it doesn't have cliffs notes. (oops showing my age, kids now use spark notes.

Hope your generosity doesn't come back to bite you in the ass.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

Wow, you are a REALLY generous person. I can't bring myself to ever let anyone borrow a book from me--I'm just too attached to my books. And I hate hate hate when people bend the covers and/or dog-ear the pages.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

Oh, no, Kelly, I'm pretty much screwed. These kids are pretty industrious.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Yikes! What were you thinking??! Perhaps your student will be so impressed and intimidated by your amazing writing skills, he/she will not be inclined to comment on anything else!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth
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