Have been you Scholar Physique President? Cheerleader captain? Or the lady nobody requested to the promenade? Or a person nobody wanted to eat lunch with? Have been you an "innie" or an "outie"? These are a couple of of the questions raised in Is There Life After High School?.
After interviewing tons of of people all through America, obscure and properly-recognized, worthwhile and unsuccessful, after learning quite a few journal articles, books, and scholarly treatises, after listening to stacks of data, watching television and movies, and after attending all technique of reunions (from a fifth to a fiftieth), Ralph Keyes has come to the conclusion that Kurt Vonnegut was correct — high school is "nearer to the core of the American Experience than something I can think about."
Is There Life After High School? takes us cruising by way of the hallways of our high school reminiscences. In response to Keyes these reminiscences are a) enduring, b) pleasurable, c) painful, d) all of the above. He makes keenly perceptive observations on why high school retains its grip on the creativeness and conduct of so many American adults. A closing half is of inestimable value for these racked with high school fever — "100 and one Strategies to Get High School Off Your Once more."
Since its publication in 1976 Is There Life After High School? has develop to be an iconic book. A musical based mostly totally on the book that opened on Broadway 1982 continues to be produced in theaters throughout the nation and world.
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A sweetheart of a book.
– Chicago Tribune
A pleasing book,
– Los Angeles Events
– Washington Submit
Vigorous, full of data and gratifying reminiscences which will make you be mindful yours.
– Gene Shalit, The As we converse Current
Steadily poignant, typically profound, and actually humorous.
– St. Louis Publish-Dispatch
Insightful and fulfilling.
– Greensboro Each day Info
Deliciously titled … breezy … wonderful book.
– Nationwide Observer
Keyes brings once more the sights and sounds, and most importantly, the feelings, of our high school experience.
– Indianapolis Info
Whether or not or not you have got been jock or bookworm, an "innie" or an "outie" you will relish the shock of recognition and, perhaps, furtively search the recommendation of your yearbook. Sociology that amuses as it informs.
– Publishers Weekly
There is plenty of nostalgia and pleasurable in proper right here – nevertheless this could be a vital check out the impact of adolescence spent in a singular American institution."
Keyes has turned in a important psychological analysis. His book is humorous, nevertheless it isn't frivolous.
– Santa Barbara Info-Press
Witty, angst-ridden confessional of the joyous and coronary coronary heart-rending reminiscences of high school … will start up hunts for yearbooks.
– Austin American-Statesman
Unmarred by instructional jargon, additional intellectually respectable than pop sociology, additional informative than scores of treatises on adolescent conduct, Is There Life After High School? is a pleasure to study.
– School Consider
- File Size: 777 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: David Scott Publishers (February 5, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MDLW6C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Screen Reader: Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled