Be True to Your School: A Diary of 1964

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Atheneum, 1987 - History - 331 pages
The bestselling author of Good Morning, Merry Sunshine and American Beat captures, in these high school diaries, the joys and pains of adolescence as they are experienced. Excerpts in Esquire and Family Circle.

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Bob Green's very enjoyable account of teen-age life in Columbus, Ohio, in the era of the Beach Boys and Bass Wejuns. Growing up near Columbus during the same period makes this book a trip down memory lane, even if it's someone else's memories! Read full review

Be true to your school: a diary of 1964

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The diary kept by then 16-year-old Greene during the year 1964, this "year in the life'' of a privileged, suburban, midwestern teen is truly what nostalgia is all about. Hey, remember two gallons of ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Bob Greene is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune. His book topics have included politics, basketball, and rock and roll; he toured with Alice Cooper to get the background for Billion Dollar Baby (1974). His books are often a collection of his newspaper columns, covering a wide range of topics with interesting portraits of both everyday people and celebrities, but sometimes focus on his own reactions to life's changes. The rediscovery of his old high school diary resulted in Be True to Your School: A Diary of 1964 (1987). Turning age 50 led to his The Fifty Year Dash: The Feelings, Foibles, and Fears of Being Half-a-Century Old (1997). Greene was born in 1947 and lives in Illinois with his wife, Susan, and their daughter Amanda, who provided the inspiration for his book Good Morning, Merry Sunshine: A Father's Journal of His Child's First Year (1984).

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