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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost

A Memoir of Hampshire College at the Twilight of the '80s

Richard Rushfield - Author

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ISBN 9781101149027 | 304 pages | 29 Oct 2009 | Gotham Trade Paperback | 18 - AND UP
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Richard Rushfield takes us on an unforgettable and hilarious trip through higher alternative education in the eighties.

Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost is a strange and salacious memoir about life at the ultimate New England hippie college at the height of Reaganomics. Opening its doors in 1970, Hampshire College was an experiment in progressive education that went hilariously awry. Self- proclaimed nerd Richard Rushfield enrolled with the freshman class of 1986, hoping to shed his wholesome California upbringing in this liberal hideout, 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 neoconservatism, earnest calls for political correctness, and Take Back the Night vigils. Imagine Lord of the Flies set on a college campus and you have Richard Rushfield's alma mater experience.


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