Beach Read Of The Day

by Joseph Russell · June 16, 2008

Roger Rosenblatt BeetWritten by Time and PBS News Hour's (and Quogue resident!) Roger Rosenblatt, Beet is a satirized take on the elite liberal university. Beet College, which offers courses like Postcolonial Women's Sports and Little People of Color to its patrician student body, is on the verge of collapse. Beet's endowment has been squandered by its real estate-hungry dean, and its fate is placed in the hands of its only sane faculty member, Professor Peace Porterfield. Will Peace overcome his inept coworkers, radical protesters, and the bombing threats of Beet's cave-dwelling Homeland Security major? Click here to buy the book and find out.

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