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The Most Educated Idiot I Know

The Most Educated Idiot I Know by Dean Roughton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$14.00, paperback / $5.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1470112592
August 27, 2013
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Where others often try to hide the moments of sheer stupidity in their lives, Dean Roughton is more apt to dress them up, parade them around, and poke them with a stick. A single father and Professor of English, Roughton recounts his idiotic childhood and educational years as well as his adult experiences with dating, parenting, weight loss, a trip to the ER, and, yes, even nearly burning down a halfway house. In The Most Educated Idiot I Know, Dean Roughton demonstrates a proclivity to laugh when others would cry and shows us the value of our mistakes.

Dean Roughton is a single father and a Professor of English at College of The Albemarle in northeastern North Carolina. He holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from North Carolina State University. He usually gets ready for work by dancing in the shower—with a skill level similar to that of the offspring of a Cuervoed-up lemur and a Rhesus monkey drinking ecstasy/vodka tonics—while listening to hip-hop on Pandora Radio. Because he can if he wants to. You can visit Dean at his website:

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