- 258 pages
- In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
- Professor X.
- 14 July 2017 Professor X.
A caustic expose of the deeply state of our colleges America s most expensive Ponzi scheme What drives a former English major with a creative writing degree, several unpublished novels, three kids, and a straining marriage to take a job as a night teacher at a second rate college An unaffordable mortgage As his house starts falling apart in every imaginable way, Professor X grabs first one, then two jobs teaching English 101 and 102 composition and literature at a small private college and a local community college He finds himself on the front lines of America s academic crisis It s quite an education This is the story of what he learns about his struggling pupils, about the college system a business bent on its own financial targets than the wellbeing of its students about the classics he rediscovers, and about himself Funny, wry, self deprecating, and a provocative indictment of our failing schools, In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is both a brilliant academic satire and a poignant account of one teacher s seismic frustration and unlikely salvation as his real estate woes catapult him into a subprime crisis of an altogether human nature. Free Read eBook In the Basement of the Ivory Tower by Professor X. – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk