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"Do you have to have sex to have a baby?" It's a question that ten-year-old Tali Nay asked the office assistant at her elementary school after the woman had done her best to explain how it all happened to a roomful of confused girls. Or maybe Tali was the only one who was confused. It's entirely possible, for if there's anything she knew at this point in her schooling, it ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Corner Chapter Press
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Jasmyn
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book--Tali Nay has a talent for writing and her stories are witty, vivid and hilarious!
Lisa
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book that made me smile and reminisce about all those years I spent in grade school, middle school, high school, and beyond. By the end of the book, I felt like I'd traversed these years with the author; a truly enjoyable read.
Rebecca
After laughing out loud just from reading the author’s note alone I had expected Schooled to be a hilarious read. While yes, there were a lot of parts where I laughed out loud there were also some insightful ideas on life within the schooling system from Tali’s own experiences.

I enjoy the occasional non-fiction memoir and I really enjoyed reading Schooled. As someone who is nearing the end of my degree I found it a nice experience reading through Tali’s school experience.

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Kathy Brady
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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Nicole Smith
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this on a recommendation of a friend of mine and loved it.

The writing style was easy to read and relate to. It made me laugh - often out loud. It made me think about my childhood and experiences in school and beyond. This book reminded me that we are all always learning and always teaching those around us. Life's little vignette's are not really about 2+2=4 or how to spell. The things we do and say impact how others think of us and impact how they feel about themselves. Powerf
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Dan-o
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a book about all of those adolescent things you went through and may or may not have ever talked to anyone about. It is a collection of 2-page short stories of all the horrible, traumatic, wonderful, and touching things that happen to kids as they go through public education, college, and then graduate school. Even though my experiences were somewhat different, it was easy to relate to the author's witty writing style and the way she framed up each event. Some things were more important ...more
Syrena
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: autobiography
Relatable humor! I enjoyed this collection of stories as the author takes us on her journey from adolescents to grad school and shares many of life's lessons in between. I laughed out loud countless times, found myself cheering her on and reminiscing about randoms like the importance of BMG music club (love!) There's also sweet moments that brought me to tears. Can't wait to read the next two "chapters" (books) and see how the adventures continue...
Melanie
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved reading "Schooled"! It's a very honest look at the ups and downs of the educational system. The stories are populated with authority figures both inspirational and otherwise, and filled with the lessons you learn in either case. Beneath the amusing sarcasm is a very sweet insight into learning and growing up.

It made me take a closer look at some of the most educational experiences of my life, and add to the list of things that I learned from them.
Traci
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A coworker suggested that I read this book and I'm glad I did. I had a hard time putting it down, which did not help my overall work load the last few days. I love her take on experiences that were probably common to much of us. I found myself giggling at various experiences, which wasn't super helpful as I was trying to read at my desk without anyone noticing. :)
Rosanne
Jan 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
This little memoir is pleasantly written, amusing but not hilarious, and is ultimately the story of you or me. I give the tumor tremendous credit for doing this. Who among readers has never thought "I could write my life story!" Well, this author did. I enjoyed her writing style.
Robin Brian
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Funny and light hearted
Carrie
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Good writing. She kind of humble brags a lot though. Like "I can't believe I was the prom queen!"
Kristen
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. It brought back many memories of my own educational experiences. I laughed frequently, cried a little, and had a lovely reading experience. Well written T.
Lisa Barnes
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hilarious book and very relatable. I looked up the author on Google. Disappointed that she no longer lives in Cleveland...
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Tali Nay always wanted to be a fiction writer and was thus surprised when "real life" is what came out when she actually sat down to write something substantial. Tali studied writing in college, and then—entirely by accident—found herself working in business. She went on to earn an MBA, although recently left Corporate America in order to pursue her dream of becoming a gemologist. After a stint in ...more
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