Skip to comments.Author Erica Jong Alienates Some with Tone, Length of Commencement Speech (College of Staten Isand)
Posted on 06/04/2005 9:05:35 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
Best selling author Erica Jong was booed and told to 'Shut Up!' and 'Go Home!" during her 40 minute commencement address at the College of Staten Island.
A little less than halfway through her graduation speech, some graduated began tossing around an inflatable beach volleyball.
Some even got up from their chairs, just yards from the podium, to go chat with friends and family who were seated behind them.
Ms. Jong, best known for her 1973 novel 'Fear of Flying' continued unfazed. She continued to speak as if everyone was listening attentively.
'Politicans speak the opposite of what they mean. They say clear skies when they mean pollution, They say colleratal damage when they mean killing civillians.'
She gave a political spEech when she was supposed to be doing a pep talk, said one CSI graduate, whoever heard of a commencement speaker talking about body bags? We wanted to throw stuff at her.'
'It was despicable, said a CSI mother, 'It was personal spewing.'
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Sounds like the graduates are leaving school smarter and wising up to the tactics of the liberal leftist demoncRATS. Makes my heart proud.
Looks like those working class kids are actually learning something on Staten Island!
Erica Jong? Were the graduates even born when she had her ONE best seller?
who the hell is Erica Jong?
Why does every commencement address have to be political?
I was almost thinking of putting 'best selling author' in quotation marks...
A porn writer who some confused individuals mistook for a writer.
...We wanted to throw stuff at her.'...
If I'd been there I would have.
she wrote her best selling book 7 years before I was born and probably more like 10 years before any of the kids that graduated in this class were born....
I'm SURE the audience that paid thousands upon thousands of dollars to attend this college understands that you chose a crappy commencement speaker!!!
They didn't waste any time taking that one to heart, did they?
My old home town comes through. Great.
Im sure all of those class parents will think twice before sitting through another CSI graduation speaker like that!
Ouch! the ravages of time........
Jong has made a career and a ton of money with nothing but personal spewing. She even married a psychiatrist (Dr. Jong) in hopes that he'd be eternally fascinated with her personal spewing. He was not.
However, Fear of Flying, her first book, was great fun to read, as she's a clever writer. After that, however, her spewing was repetitive.
thats kinda what I figured :)
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