Summary

Worthless is the single most important book young men and women can read before they attend college. While teachers, guidance counselors and even parents are afraid to tell you the truth in an effort to spare your feelings, Worthless delivers a blunt and real-world assessment about the economic realities and consequences of choosing various degrees with a necessary and tough fatherly love. Don't lie to yourself. And certainly don't waste four years of your youth and thousands of dollars in tuition on a worthless degree. Buy this audiobook and understand why it is important you choose the right major. The book itself could be the wisest investment you ever make.
©2011 Aaron Clarey (P)2011 Aaron Clarey
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mossias on 25-07-18

A warm insightful cynical warning

This book hasn''t changed my mind, because my mind was already changed by a friend who referred me to this book, however, it did strengthen my newly claimed opinions on higher education.
This book is a must to any 17-21 year olds who consider college.
This book, quite literally, could change their lives.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Martín on 07-08-18

Terrible

You could write an entire book about the things that are either ridiculous or just slt out wrong in this writing. The whole thing could be summarized with "study engineering or actuarial sciece".
The author uses a simplistic and, quite frankly, stupid approach to any field of study that is not STEM, with ignorant comparisons and arrogant preconceptions about the people who study other areas. You can find gems like "why study English if you already speak English" or "If you want to learn about politics just listen to the radio", to name a few. He seems to think that books about certain topics appear from thin air or that philosophy is nothing more than Plato, because in
his view, studying phiosophy is ridiculous becuase "you can just read a book about it".
Overall, this is not worth your time. There are a few valid points on certain courses, like women studies who are in my opinion useless by themselves, and it wouldn't be that bad if he just limited himself to pointing out that different carreers have different salaries. But no; he goes on and on disrespecting entire fields of study, unfortunately acting like the steriotipical engineer, not undestanding how knowledge works, feeding a horrible prejudice existing in academia. He starts to sound more like a butthurt right-wing youtuber by the time you're about half way done with the book, than like a persona with an iQ of 141 (something hard to believe, to be honest).
And I fee that I should mention that I'm not a student of political science or anthropology. I haven't studied communication or enviromental science. I, in fact, study a discipline that he considers "worthy". I only bring this up to show that I'm not personally offended by what he says, but I respect my fellow students and, hopefully, future collegues in the social science enough to actually inform myself about their fields, and understand how important they are to society.

In summary, don't waste money on this. I hope I made myself clear. English is not my first language, so I'm sorry if it was hard to read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-07-18

Societal Matrix

You know.. I know this Degree doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my Brain; the Matrix is telling my brain that it is worthwhile, and fulfilling. After nine years.. you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.

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