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In one word: unprofessional.
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2011
This review is based on the Kindle version.
Turner's survival book for college is helpful and insightful, however, consistent errors and flubs make this book a chore to read. For starters, the book is riddled with typos that could be fixed with simple stroke of the space bar. One of my favorite typos in this book was when the author was rattling off steps on a checklist prior to college:
Step #: GET YOUR EAR'S OIL CHANGED.
I wish I was kidding about that (and regardless, the pure absurdity of it makes it hilarious, so I guess it kind of isn't all that bad). But the one word that pops into my mind as I read this book is: unprofessionalism.
My views toward this stance were only strengthened with the author's seemingly inability to recognize that he is writing to a broad audience. With a title like "Everything You Need To Know Before College: A Student's Survival Guide", the audience reading the book is going to be broad. Therefore, I do not understand why the author consistently writes this book gearing toward a Christian audience. I have no problem with someone's beliefs, but when I am constantly reading that I should "Talk to God" or "Suppress your evangelical urges", I feel a little awkward. Interestingly enough, the contradictory advice on withholding the urge to spread your belief upon others is consequently broken numerously throughout the book as Turner attempts to shed his beliefs upon the reader.
The advice is sound, the personable voice is present, but the unprofessionalism is prevalent.