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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the '80s

Author: Rushfield, Richard

Publisher: Gotham

Format:Hardcover

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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the '80s : <b>A strange and salacious memoir of life at the ultimate hippie college during the height of Reaganomics</b><br /> <br /> Opening its doors in 1970, Hampshire College was once known as a land of eternal partying, where countercultures thrived and jocks were nowhere to be found. Self- proclaimed nerd Richard Rushfield knew this progressive Massachusetts campus was the place for him, offering a chance to shed his squeaky-clean California upbringing. He was part of the freshman class of 1986, hiding out from Reagan-era excess in a liberal haven where overachievement and preppy clothes were banned.<br /> <br /> By turns hilarious, ironic, and steeped in history, <i>Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost</i>takes readers to a campus populated by Deadheads, club kids, poets, and insomniac filmmakers, at a time when America saw the rise of punk and grunge alongside neo-conservatism, earnest calls for political correctness, and Take Back the Night vigils. Shunned by all of the school's reigning subcultures, Rushfield joins the most hated clique on campus, the Supreme Dicks, navigates a dating scene where to express interest in anything is social suicide, and mostly avoids class where hippie professors blather on about post-structuralism. Culminating in a mad clash of slackers and yuppies, <i>Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost</i>captures a watershed moment for American youth in one hilarious and unforgettable trip.


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Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781592404537
ISBN 10:1592404537
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:293
Size:9.10" l x 6.40" w x 1.20" h
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