The second entry in the small books series, published in 2007. Eleven n+1 editors and contributors—Ilya Bernstein, Kate Bolick, Caleb Crain, Rebecca Curtis, Siddhartha Deb, Meghan Falvey, Keith Gessen, Mark Greif, Chad Harbach, Benjamin Kunkel, and Marco Roth—talk frankly about regrets
they have (or don't have) about college—what they wish they had read or
not read, listened to or not listened to, thought or not thought, been
or not been.
"Charming. . . .Some hilarious, brilliant moments, particularly
striking for those of us who've seriously questioned the utility of our
liberal arts educations." —Utne
combination of seriousness and playfulness here is inspiring. My only
regret is that I did not read this pamphlet a long time ago." —Scott
"I read What We Should Have Known
in one sitting and loved it. It's funny. It's got references you might
not know (the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess) but it's unpretentious.
Caleb Crain compares reading Henry James to smoking crack." —Christopher
Frizzelle, The Stranger
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