COLLEGE RUINED OUR DAUGHTER by Wesley Shrader

COLLEGE RUINED OUR DAUGHTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a series of epistolary exchanges with various parents on ""how I read the young people of today"" from the chaplain at ""Kingston"" College. Intervening in various situations, he shows that he has both feet firmly on the ground on either side of that gap he is straddling: namely re Hope Rivers and her conversion to the Maharishi and later marriage to a Negro; or the local Joe Namath's disenchantment with football; or Mel whose mother wants to move to Kingston to be near him and keep him from an ""unclean"" life; etc., etc. As the Chaplain says, ""We are living in a new day; it may not be a better day, but it is a new one"" and he's in there against the Pope's Encyclical on birth control, ROTC, fraternities, while defending long hair or the ""open policy"" in the dorms or homosexuality. Aimed at parents, it may get to kids--Wesley Shrader is a man of the new-cut cloth.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1969
Publisher: Harper & Row