Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I am pretty psyched about the release of Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the ’80s by Richard Rushfield. This book comes out October 29th. First off, I love the cover. Secondly, I’m all but graduated from college (I just have student teaching next semester), and I’m really missing college, so maybe this fill that void for a little bit. Here is the goodreads.com synopsis-

A strange and salacious memoir of life at the ultimate hippie college during the height of Reaganomics 

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.

By turns hilarious, ironic, and steeped in history, Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost 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, Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost captures a watershed moment for American youth in one hilarious and unforgettable trip.”

What books are you excited about reading?

About April (Books&Wine)

April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.

Comments

  1. This one sounds good!
    Mine is here:
    http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-on-wednesday.html

    BTW, April, I LOVE the cover of your current read (Alice I Have Been). Stunning.

  2. Jessica (BookLover) says:

    This one does sound good! I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

    I am looking forward to Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. (It comes out soon, though. *whew*)
    The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda. And the sequel to Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I don't remember what it's called.

    There really are so many good books coming out that I'm looking forward to. 🙂

  3. omg haha i've heard aout this book! =D good one!

Leave a Comment

*

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: