Top 10 Essays from CBU Freshman on "What is the What"

Every year, incoming Freshman read one book over the summer prior to their first semester at Christian Brothers University, and respond in an essay. Out of the pool of hundreds of essays, a committee within the School of the Arts selects the top 10 essays from and presents each with an award during the orientation weekend. 

So if you're looking for inspiration to read Dave Eggers' What is the What, check out what these CBU Freshman have to say about the books' themes, lessons, and how they make sense of their own worlds. 

Register Your Book Club with Memphis Reads and Win Big!

Hey Memphis, are you ready to read?! We want to know which book clubs are reading "What is the What" by Dave Eggers, or plan to, during the month of October! Register your book club on the website an you'll be entered into a drawing to win 10 free copies of the book, along with other perks like front row seats to Dave Eggers' talk on November 5th, and a first spot in line during the book signing immediately following the talk.