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If it wasn't for the fact that just in the past few years and even months of 2017 reports of manslaughter level deaths still emerge from negligent fraternity hazing behaviors at big time American universities, one could read this title and just cringe and chuckle at the stupid, moronic and in my opinion, dangerous alcohol and drug laced"Animal House" hazing behaviors that young post-high school males (and I assume in their own realms, females) sometimes still engage in when gathered into small university groups. This is the first account I've ever read that seems credible of what they really do dare to force each other to do in the name of "brotherhood." Makes the 1978 movie and other more recent portrayals seem like an innocent romper room.
It's a memoir, which means it could be biased or even untruthful. It could be faked or embellished. Somehow the author's words, excellently narrated by the way, seem however to ring true and not exaggerated.
It's all shrouded in mystery as the real names of everyone and everything save the name Dartmouth, are changed obviously to avoid years of litigation. Still. One reads it and wonders that the book was largely a part of the author's attempt for personal closure on a time in his life that in retrospect was clearly inappropriate. That's not a bad thing and especially when it adds illumination to a practice in a place that remains largely fringey to the public at large.
If I were a concerned parent whose male offspring were about to embark on university life and maybe even Greek life at that university, I'd slip this tome into his rucksack with a note that said, "Just saying," and leave it at that. Inevitably somebody had to let the cat out of the bag on these practices, but ewwwww.
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