Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Oppenheimer

Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Oppenheimer year 2011
  • Book name: Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate
  • Author: Mark Oppenheimer
  • Release date: 2011/3/23
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9781451611915
  • Rating: 8.42 of 10
  • Votes: 71
  • Review by: Lawrence May
  • Review rating: 7.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/3
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: HAVE YOU EVER MET A CHILD WHO TALKED LIKE AN ADULT? Who knew big words and knew how to use them? Was he a charmer or an insufferable smart aleck-or maybe both? Mark Oppenheimer was just such a boy, his talent for language a curse as much as a blessing. Unlike math or music prodigies, he had no way to showcase his unique skill, except to speak like a miniature adult-a trick some found impressive but others found irritating. Frustrated and isolated, Oppenheimer used his powers for ill-he became a wisenheimer-pushing his peers and teachers away, acting out with prank phone calls, and worse. But when he got to high school, Oppenheimer discovered an outlet for his loquaciousness: the debate team. This smart, funny memoir not only reveals a strange, compelling subculture, it offers a broader discussion of the splendor and power (including the healing power) of language and of the social and developmental hazards of being a gifted child. Oppenheimer's journey from loneliness to fulfillment affords a fascinating inside look at the extraordinary subculture of world-class high-school debate and at the power of language to change one's life.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H17M52S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Memoirs, Linguistics, Semantics, Biography: General, Funny Books & Stories
  • Available formats: TCR, PDF, WORD, PNG, DOC, MobiPocket, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in LZO, ZIP, TAR.XZ, RPM, RAR, TZO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.61 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x214x18mm
  • Weight: 238g
  • Printed by: The Free Press
  • Published in: New York, United States

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