Teaser Tuesday: The Dumbest Generation

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Peer pressure and peer judgment discourage wit, word play, and eloquence, and what impresses others in a job interview, a cocktail party, or an office meeting only alienates their buddies. The occasional high-toned term and periodic sentence that mark one as intelligent and thoughtful in adult situations mark one as pretentious and weird in adolescent situations.

pg. 155 of The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

16 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: The Dumbest Generation

  1. Nice teaser–and unfortunately, very true. Bookish kids, too, often take the brunt of that kind of teasing–it’s only later that many of us learn to wear the “nerd” label proudly. 🙂

    My teaser this week is from Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith. Check it out at bookwanderer!

    • And too often kids don’t realize that you can, essentially, just push your way through all of it- in the age of the Internet, you can develop socially with people who appreciate your talents. Thanks for stopping by!

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