WHY DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE, LINDA WARREN? by Dorothy Bonnell

WHY DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE, LINDA WARREN?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Super-slick, with cleverness so contrived it's self-defeating. Linda Warren, incarnation of her Grosse Point mother's dreams, goes off to status ""Bala Merion"" College, which is across the street from Rutherford (yes, Haverford, but Mother insists on Penn men or Princetonians), and finds herself a babe in the Ivy. Half the time she's too naive to be believed, yet she tells her story in a shooting-script metaphor replete with smart jabs at the Establishment. Well, she finds all the People (A Preppy, A Black, Protesters, Bohemians, The In-Crowd, even A Professor), but Linda can't find herself at all; eventually, thanks to the patient guidance of boyfriend Bill, she discovers Why She Went To College. (To Learn.)

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1969
Publisher: Messner