Through his classmates' intensely personal stories from a decade defined by Monica Lewinsky, economic downturn and 9/11, Colin presents an arresting picture of an extraordinary era. Get A Copy. The author continues to refer to the pre-trans/high school person he knew with the wrong pronouns and name, which I can imagine many trans individuals will be upset by (and rightfully so - don't deadname anyone!). What Really Happened to the Class of '93? Honestly, nothing that surprising. Some of the weirdos and freaks settled down, the bully learned to handle his emotions better, the busy over-achiever continues to overachieve - exactly the way most high school graduates do, regardless of whatever year they graduate.
How did the Class of 93 of Thomas Jefferson HS in northern Virgina turn out, 10 years later? The writer, himself a TJ 93 grad, focuses on 16 people (out of a class of 404), with himself interwoven throughout the book. The writer's basic premise is that 1993-2003 represents the "real" 90s decade (starting with Clinton's presidency, and ending with the start of the war in Iraq, with the internet Boom and Bubble, Monica Lewinsky and of course 9/11 along the way). The best part of the book is (not surprisingly) to see how people change over a period of 10 years . Had Chris Colin opted to interview a class of '93 that wasn't his own, it would've worked better. Him knowing his subjects made for awkward scenarios.
Book Description The homecoming queen, the teen mom, the scientist, the wallflower, the flirt, the discipline case, and the homophobe-how did a decade marked by impeachment, a dot-com bubble, 9/11, and war shake their lives? The Thomas Jefferson High Sc. The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s class of '93 graduated into an era of unprecedented optimism. The Soviet Union had collapsed, Clinton was pre-Monica, and rumors were spreading about a thing called the Internet. For youngpeople stepping out into the world for the first time, America hummed with promise. Just ten years later, that promise has collapsed into uncertainty, and the class of '93-nearly in their thirties now-finds itself struggling to make sense of all that's happened.
For the Class of '93, unbridled optimism gave way to bewilderment, peace to war, and happiness sometimes to tragedy. He lives in San Francisco. Библиографические данные.
What Really Happened to the Class of '93: Start-Ups, Dropouts, and Other Navigations through an Untidy Decade, Broadway Books (New York, NY), 2004. SIDELIGHTS: Journalist and author Chris Colin received his secondary education at the Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia, graduating in 1993
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