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     Ken Michaels’ bronco-ride to adulthood begins with his dismissal from his Canadian lifeguard dream-job.  It passes through his parents’ small southern town, rife with ‘60s attitudes, before he enters the University of Richmond.

     His misadventures in Canada, with the  townspeople, his first love Jeanie, his roommate Mason Dixon, his friend Buddy Stone, and the campus coeds, all add gas to the fire.  

     After his freshman and sophomore years at the U of R, Ken is still chasing whatever he's chasing, but at least he’s not screaming anymore.

     KM is a steady stream of slapstick, nostalgic, sentimental, insightful, and often hilarious, told at the narrator’s own expense.

     When I was a boy of 14 my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  Mark Twain

     Ken Michaels still has two years to go before this realization. 

     We’ve all been there.

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