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Emerging author Paul G. Wright celebrates the bonds of friendship and significant life lessons shared by a group of students on the campus of Brookewood College. In this coming-of-age story set in 1989, Mark Bishop and his friends navigate the controlled insanity of college life. Sleeping in a car with a bat. An impromptu midnight wedding. Trying to siphon gasoline Halloween night. A disappearing roommate. Broken hearts. Love in unexpected places. Discovering who you are. And in the process, Mark & Company learn more about life than anything offered in the classroom. They discover that, despite their best efforts, things do not stay the same. The freshman who walks into that first class will be very different from the senior who finally receives a diploma. One year can be a lifetime.
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2020
I really enjoyed reading College Story, by Paul G. Wright. It brought back many fond memories of my college days at a small liberal arts school in Ohio. Paul has a way with words and captures his college experience in a way I think we can all relate to. He covers typical pranks pulled by college kids in the 80s which are bound to trigger feelings of nostalgia for the reader. I was most intrigued by hearing about these stories from a male perspective. I think there is a widely accepted myth out there that men do not overthink about relationships or life decisions the way women do. Paul shows that the main character, Mark Bishop, really struggled with and analyzed so much of his life decisions. This idea made me feel like the difference between men and women may not be as vast as we have been led to believe, and I find that thought comforting. I highly recommend this book and think anyone who went to college will enjoy reading it as it is sure to take you back and cause you to reminisce about your own college experiences.
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
Want to relive those wonderful and exciting days of college, then this is your book. Even with all the stress and focus on grades college was still some of the best of life for most of us. This book helps you remember that.
Paul G. Wright is a native of Atlanta. He has worked as a newspaper journalist, freelance writer, and screenwriter. He studied acting at the Warehouse Actors Theater and earned his degree in filmmaking from Columbia College Hollywood, in Tarzana, CA. ‘A College Story’ is his first novel and is loosely based on his undergraduate experiences at a small North Georgia school. He continues to live in the Atlanta area with his wife, Tara, and their cat Dusty.