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Is There Life After High School?: A Classic, Updated (English Edition) Format Kindle
No wonder. The theme of Is There Life After High School? – that what happened to us in high school’s hallways shapes the way we perceive the world thereafter – struck a resonant chord. So did its piquant flavor. “A delightful book, both insightful and fun,” raved one reviewer. “Frequently poignant, occasionally profound, and very funny,” wrote another. “Whether you were jock or bookworm, an ‘innie’ or an ‘outie,’ concluded a third, “you will relish the shock of recognition and, perhaps, furtively consult your yearbook.”
These accolades paid tribute to the hundreds of interviews author Ralph Keyes conducted with Americans famous and obscure, all the articles, books, and studies of adolescence he consulted, and the many reunions Keyes attended, from a fifth to a fiftieth. The sum of this research led him to conclude that “The teenager within never dies.”
Its many readers concurred. After it was published four decades ago, they continually told Ralph Keyes how much his book had helped them make sense of their lingering high school memories.
Time have changed, however, and an update is in order, one incorporating fresh content. That content ranges from recent studies of high school status systems to the teenage experience of contemporary figures such as Jennifer Aniston, Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Schumer, and Lady Gaga.
While featuring much new material, this update retains the basic themes of Is There Life After High School? Some things never change. As long as American teenagers attend high school, who’s popular, who isn’t, who goes to the prom, who stays home, who gets bullied, who does the bullying, who gets kissed, and who doesn’t, provide vivid, life-shaping memories for its graduates.
Such memories needn’t be a straitjacket, however. It’s often said that life after graduation is simply high school all over again. Not so, says Keyes. According to him it’s just as often the opposite. After graduation innies confront an “encore problem” as they struggle to replicate their high school status. By contrast, countless outies enjoy a sense of triumph by doing so much better after high school than the higher-status classmates who once tormented them.
As Keyes’s chapter on “Re-Uning” shows, this turning of the tables is on vivid display at high school reunions. Also on display, at later gatherings especially, is a spirit of reconciliation. Once freed from the demands of teenage status-seeking, many classmates re-discover each other in new ways, including the romantic, as Keyes shows in a delicious chapter titled “Now Can We? (Go All the Way).”
No wonder so many readers and reviewers found that in addition to being a comfort and an eye-opener, Is There Life After High School? is a great read.
A sweetheart of a book.
Deliciously titled . . . breezy . . . very good book.
Keyes brings back the sights and sounds, and most importantly, the feelings, of our high school experience.
There is a lot of nostalgia and fun in here – but this is a meaningful look at the impact of adolescence spent in a unique American institution.
Keyes has turned in a serious psychological study. His book is funny, but it isn't frivolous.
Santa Barbara News-Press
Witty, angst-ridden confessional of the joyous and heart-rending memories of high school . . . will start up hunts for yearbooks.
Is There Life After High School? is a joy to read.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B01DGZJJ9S
- Éditeur : David Scott Publishers (25 mars 2016)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2296 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 219 pages
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The recounting of Nixon's Student government president was fraught with poignancy but it just shows you how little popularity plays in adult lives.
To me high school was where you first looked in the mirror and saw the little piggy face of status staring back at you.
It really is one of the first places we confront the hierarchical monkeysphere(Dunbar's number) of our lives and it can be quite a shock, coming from the idyllic forgetful dreaminess of earlier childhood.
What is extremely important in high school is your maturation date, your 'discard the childish dream and exit to adulthood' date. If you mature in eighth grade you will be the running back on the football team, and thus King Cool and knowing. However if you mature as a senior you will be Who? Who? the smallish fellow? and the best is yet to be; but status will elude you in High school but perhaps that trauma will motivate you to climb the greasy pole (as Disraeli said).
High school reunions are usually show and tell for goody goodies and if you have lived a normal anonymous bourgeois life, reunions are best left to the late-to-mature and the vengeful of the National Honor Society while the running backs can stay home and rest their artificial knees.