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Gerry Dee is a rising comic star whose humour has been compared to Bill Cosby's. He spent ten years working as a teacher and survived (barely) to tell his tales. Told from the honest point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public school teacher--the kind who teaches hungover (and lies about it), loses his students' exams (and lies about it), and stages an impromptu baseball game in the middle of history class just to kill some time, Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks is Mr. D at his best.

This book collects Gerry's funniest anecdotes about teaching, about students and about their parents. As Gerry's ode to school life, it's sure to bring back a memory or two, whether you were the teacher's pet or the class clown. Throughout, he offers tongue-in-cheek "Teacher Tips and Tricks," uncomfortable notes to parents, awkward report cards and all manner of memorabilia of school days.

He's extremely funny, on the page as well as in person, and he's the kind of personality who will reach out beyond his own core comedy audience to a broad demographic of educators, parents and students who relate to his humour and experiences.

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    Quick, fun read

    This all sounded familiar to me...I think Gerry Dee has a hidden camera on me somewhere....

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    Teaching - It's Harder Than It Looks

    I thought the book had some funny moments but certainly not anywhere as many as I was expecting. However, it was entertaining to read, especially when he shared his thoughts about what he would REALLY like to say to some of those obnoxious students or their parents.

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    What A Fabulous Read

    I love his show and am now crazy about this book. This book was written very well and the humor is end less. What I also I liked were the memories it brought back. Its an easy read and definetly worth a 5 star rating.

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    Very entertaining and exactly how I imagine the world of teachers (grew up with a teacher-Dad). Kudos to Gerry for telling it like it really is...and doing it with such humour. Teachers should really read this one!

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    a fun read!

    Gerry Dee is just as funny in book form as he is on stage and on TV. Loved the book! Hits the nail on the head about teaching in so many ways!

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