Slate's publication of a weeklong diary written by academic entrepreneur and literary provocateur Stanley Fish revealed some surprising secrets harbored by the University of Illinois, Chicago dean. Explaining why he never stays at a conference until its very end, Fish writes, "the letdown is too great, the hollowness of the event, and perhaps of yourself, is too apparent." He also discusses his fear of loneliness, the equal satisfaction he takes in designing a syllabus and making a bed, and why long, seemingly unproductive managerial meetings are really good for all the parties involved.
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