By Meghan Chua
In his new book, Browsing Through My Candy Store: Selected Reflections of a Policy Wonk, School of Social Work Professor Emeritus Tom Corbett, Ph.D., reaches out to current policy students and policymakers with reflections upon, and advice from, his career in social policy.
Corbett tells of the challenges and joys he had in tackling policy issues and working to create a more just society in a thoughtful and humorous narrative that hits on the different issues as if they are counters at his own “policy candy store.”
“In my experience, a lot of young promising policy types shy away from the challenges because they assume that doing policy will be as dry and boring as waiting for paint to dry or watching a curling match,” Corbett says in the preface. “This book should paint a very different picture of what policy is all about....