ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
You Can Be Anything! From A to Z:
An Anti-Inspirational Guide to Adulthood
By Sarah Montague
53 pages, $14.95
Luke is a lawyer.
His parents have lots of money, so he was afforded opportunities
most kids don't get, like never having to work and his parents
paying for his school and rent and buying him a car, so he could
join a frat house. He will always be a little better than you
I hope you have really rich parents!
Since it's the first week back, you're probably
drowning in pages and pages of newly assigned, complex readings.
For those of you who have already grown tired of course material
or just need a break, Montague's book is short, sarcastic and
to the point. She mocks those with overly optimistic attitudes
and addresses stereotypes with stick-figure sketches and a sharp
wit. Stand-out characters include: Amy, who's adopted; Todd,
the "Trekkie" and Quentin, the Drag Queen.
If you don't appreciate crude humour, then
this book will likely leave you in tears or at the very least,
with a cynical outlook on things like faith and humankind. Montague
has neatly organized her rants from A to Z, for your reading
convenience. Rather than investing in a standard coffee table
book, pick up You Can Be Anything! for less than fifteen bucks
- definitely cheaper than any book you've bought this week.