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Fiction
Author: Michael W. Klein
ISBN: 0262015757
Subcategory: Humor & Satire
Pages 336 pages
Publisher The MIT Press (September 2, 2011)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.8
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by Michael W. Klein


Michael W. Klein's novel Something for Nothing is a fun romp through the life of a young, aspiring academic as he. .The thrill in this book-as in the economics profession itself-comes from trying to determine what's real and what's satire

Michael W. Klein's novel Something for Nothing is a fun romp through the life of a young, aspiring academic as he struggles to find his way in the world. It is often amusing, sometimes edifying, and always entertaining. The thrill in this book-as in the economics profession itself-comes from trying to determine what's real and what's satire. Klein expertly combines them by mixing the insights of an academic insider with an appreciation of the human comedy that was almost completely missing from his previous book, Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era. Yoram Bauman. economist and stand-up comedian.

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Michael W. Klein is William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Something for Nothing: A Novel The MIT Press. 0262297965, 9780262297967.

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Economics, Columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Kester College, Knittersville, New York) is having a stressful year. Something for Nothing: A Novel (The MIT Press).

A young economic professor's adventures in his quest for a tenure-track position and a well-balanced life.

David Fox (Ph.D. Economics, Columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Kester College, Knittersville, New York) is having a stressful year. He has a temporary position at a small college in a small town miles from everything except Albany. His students have never read Freakonomics. He thinks he is getting the hang of teaching, but a smart and beautiful young woman in his Economics of Social Issues class is distractingly flirtatious. His research is stagnant, to put it kindly. His search for a tenure-track job looms dauntingly. (The previous visiting assistant professor of economics is now working in a bookstore.) So when a right-wing think tank called the Center to Research Opportunities for a Spiritual Society (CROSS)―affiliated with the Salvation Academy for Value Economics (SAVE)―wants to publish (and publicize) a paper he wrote as a graduate student showing the benefits of high school abstinence programs, fetchingly retitled “Something for Nothing,” he ignores his misgivings and accepts happily. After all, publication is “the coin of the realm,” as a senior colleague puts it.

But David faces a personal dilemma when his prized results are cast into doubt. The school year is filled with other challenges as well, including faculty politics, a romance with a Knittersville native, running the annual interview gauntlet, and delivering the culminating “job talk” lecture under trying circumstances. David's adventures offer an instructive fictional guide for the young economist and an entertaining and comic tale for everyone interested in questions of balancing career and life, success and integrity, and loyalty and desire.

wanderpool
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING narrates a year in the life of a newly-minted Economics Ph.D. by the name of David Fox on his first job, a one-year visiting appointment at a small private school in upstate New York. The first couple of chapters had me in stitches, especially the protagonist's first lecture. The novel gave an accurate portrait of what it is like for a young academic to get started, go to job interviews, experience the nail-biting anxieties about whether he will actually enter the tenured ranks or spend years as an itinerant instructor before giving up the academic dream. There is a romantic sideline, friendships, a sleazy character, and a moral quandary that is at the heart of the story. It is comic and instructive. I hope the author, an economist at Tufts University with technical books under his belt, will do a follow-up which could be used both to entertain and to instruct readers into some fundamental economic ideas. Recommended.
GWEZJ
Author Michael Klein's first novel, "Something for Nothing" is a captivating read. The story revolves around the budding career and challenges of a young economics professor. Presumably, the main character's experiences are based upon some of the real life experiences of the author. I found the novel to read like the best of John Grisham's. The story brings the reader into little understood world of academic economics with a plot line that is educational as well as entertaining. From the earliest pages to the exciting finish, the believable characters had me emotionally hooked. The exciting conclusion of the novel left me satisfied and desiring of a sequel. I think that this novel will appeal to a wide variety of readers as it includes intrigue, suspense, good vs. evil, and romance. I hope others enjoy the book as much as I did.
Zonama
Kudos to an economist for branching out - this book is a light-reading view of the struggles faced by every young academic. The plot is entertaining and appealing to anyone who is an academic or married one. The writing style does give away the author's inexperience with fiction and reads a little simplistically, including a trite subplot involving the "hot female grad student." Nonetheless, the book is a good choice for vacation reading.
Golkree
An intelligent, funny satire of the economics profession and in particular of the academic job market for new PhDs. Klein, who is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University, knows his subject matter all too well. As one Professor character in his novel puts it, in the academic world, "the coin of the realm is publications". Klein explores the lengths that a new PhD economist might go to acquire some of this coin. The book will entertain economists and non-economists alike. The style and subject matter reminded me of the work of Christopher Buckley and Tom Perrotta. Academic economists especially will enjoy this biting, insightful but ultimately uplifting view of their profession.
Peles
This is a fantastically entertaining book and amusing and I've been reading this addictively for the last few days and about to finish this now. And entertaining choice of characters and outcomes, with some amusing plot turns. The scene around CROSS makes me think of Evelyn Waugh books like Decline and Fall, and from my perspective of the economics profession also all seems horribly realistic. Well done on a great book.
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Tcaruieb
Something for Nothing helpfully squashed any regrets I might have had about not becoming an economist, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy this book. Michael Klein writes beautifully and with great authority about the struggles - both academic and romantic - of the young up and coming economics professor who is the main character of the book. As the plot unfolds, the sometimes insidious nature of publishing, politics and academia is revealed not to mention the pitfalls of romance. A very enjoyable read!
Very simply, this is a fun, quick, and pleasing read. There are lots of little humorous gems, and in general there is a clear and cleverly presented picture of the life of a PhD trying to make it as a professor. This should be a standard gift to any graduating PhD from his or her department.

Also, if you happen to be from Albany, NY, you will really appreciate the apt conveyance of the hard-to-describe awkward entity that is the Empire State's capital.