. . . (the sad story of Kober’s failure to secure a research position at the University of Pennsylvania should be recommended reading for any twenty-first-century female professor who would like to count her own blessings). . . .

Mary Beard, “What Was Greek to Them?”, New York Review of Books, 5 Dec. 2013: p. ___, archived at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/dec/05/what-was-greek-to-them/.

It is recommended reading, because Beard just recommended it. She means it should be required reading, but for some reason she doesn’t want to recommend that.