Author: Bill O'Reilly Publisher: Henry Holt and Company ISBN: 125013580X Size: 19.58 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 6101
Old School is in session.... You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down. It’s a values thing. The anti–Old School forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive. Not inclusive. The Old School way may harbor microaggressions. Therefore, Old School philosophy must be diminished. Those crusading against Old School now have a name: Snowflakes. You may have seen them on cable TV whining about social injustice and income inequality. You may have heard them cheering Bernie Sanders as he suggested the government pay for almost everything. The Snowflake movement is proud and loud, and they don’t like Old School grads. So where are you in all this? Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb—and deciding how you are going to climb them? Do you show up on time? Do you still bend over to pick up a penny? If so, you’re Old School. Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings? Do you feel marginalized by your college’s mascot? Do you look for something to get outraged about, every single day, so you can fire off a tweet defending your exquisitely precious sensibilities? Then you’re a Snowflake. So again, are you drifting frozen precipitation? Or do you matriculate at the Old School fountain of wisdom? This book will explain the looming confrontation so even the ladies on The View can understand it. Time to take a stand. Old School or Snowflake. Which will it be?
The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself. The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: J. N. Whiddon Publisher: BookBaby ISBN: 161254911X Size: 68.93 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 520
J. N. Whiddon, The Old School founder, arms you with the tools and wisdom you need to succeed in The Old School Advantage: Timeless Tools for Every Generation. It’s all about giving you an edge in life, not just an edge in school or your career. Learn to deliver impactful presentations using ready recall. Influence people with WOW! words and probing questions. Master the art of storytelling. Your acquisition of these skills through The Old School will allow you to make a lasting impression in every encounter. Become a life-changing leader dedicated to success as well as significance. School never truly lets out, no matter your age. Leaders never stop seeking out and soaking up knowledge. If you want to stand out in an age in which information is everywhere but wisdom is elusive, you need to be more than just technically skilled. You need to be a leader equipped with discernment “beyond your years.” With these indispensable tools, you can build a life and leave a legacy that will endure. Don’t fall behind, and don’t settle for mediocrity. Give yourself the Old School advantage.
Author: Graham Greene Publisher: London : J. Cape ISBN: Size: 63.65 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 4207
Essays on their schools by W.H. Auden, H.E. Bates, Theodora Benson, Elizabeth Bowen, Arthur Calder-Marshall, Walter Greenwood, L.P. Hartley, Harold Nicolson, Sean O'Faolain, William Plomer, Anthony Powell, J.N. Richards, E. Arnot Robertson, Stephen Spender, Derek Verschoyle, E.L. Grant Watson, Antonia White, and Graham Greene.
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?
Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher: Penguin UK ISBN: 1743770294 Size: 26.96 MB Format: PDF View: 6531
In the latest instalment of the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, author-illustrator Jeff Kinney brings the series back to its roots, as Greg starts a new school year and faces a challenge he never could've imagined. Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg?