North Carolina is synonymous with college basketball. Home to perennial powerhouse programs like Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, the Tar Heel State has hosted more NCAA men’s basketball tournament games than any other state. But this year, North Carolina won’t be hosting any.
Nicholson Baker knows a lot about writing. He is the author of multiple books of fiction and nonfiction, and has won many writing awards. But what Baker didn’t know about was what it meant to be a substitute teacher.