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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date February 1, 2009
Pages 257
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061344282
ISBN-10 0061344281
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Roger Rosenblatt’s dazzling comic gifts are on enviable display....Beet will settle the issue: is Roger Rosenblatt our most audacious comic visionary,or our most audacious visionary comic?”—Joyce Carol Oates

Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (né Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn’t going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.

“Rosenblatt [applies] his sharp wit to elite education.”—Wall Street Journal

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from Ecco Pr (February 1, 2008)
9780061344275 | details & prices | 225 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Dedicating himself to saving Beet College when its board of trustees squanders its endowment, Professor Peace Porterfield finds his efforts challenged by a radical poet, a terrorist hopeful, and infighting among faculty members.
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1 reprint edition from Perennial (February 1, 2009)
9780061344282 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Roger Rosenblatt’s dazzling comic gifts are on enviable display.
from Harpercollins (October 13, 2009)
9780061865862 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $9.99

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