Retired in 2001, Dr. McKenzie served as Dean of Student Services at Sussex County Community College in New Jersey since 1983. Previously he served as Dean at St. Francis Seminary, Lafayette, New Jersey, and taught at Baruch College in New York City and in the graduate program at William Paterson University. He received his BA degree at Seton Hall University in 1965 with a major in classical languages and a minor in philosophy. He received his MA in 1969 from William Paterson University with a major in language communications and a minor in mathematics. He then went on to Ohio University and received his PhD with a major in rhetorical studies and minors in US history and philosophy. Dr. McKenzie served his country in the US Army Medical Corps from 1957–1959 and received an honorable discharge. He is the parent of four children and has ten
An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
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