One of the Boys: Surviving Dartmouth, Family, and the Wilderness of Men

One of the Boys: Surviving Dartmouth, Family, and the Wilderness of Men

by Lynn Lobban
One of the Boys: Surviving Dartmouth, Family, and the Wilderness of Men

One of the Boys: Surviving Dartmouth, Family, and the Wilderness of Men

by Lynn Lobban

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Overview

Lynn Lobban went to Dartmouth College in 1968 as one of its first women. Desperate to fit in on a campus of 3,000 men, she pledged a fraternity and endured a challenging initiation to become a full-fledged member. But as desperate as she was for male power, she needed male approval. One of the Boys: Surviving Dartmouth, Family, and the Wilderness of Men is a sometimes devastating, and often humorous look at how family abuse and male culture frequently converge to harm women throughout their lives; how one woman suppressed her traumatic childhood to become a fire-brand, fighting the institutional injustice of a college that refused to accept her as an equal.

"Crisp, unflinchingly sharp prose makes this book a remarkable remembrance of a troubled childhood . . . [Lobban] notes how her experience at Dartmouth answered her stated need to be 'one of the boys, and offered her temporary quasi-membership in a male power structure . . . a skillfully composed, often disturbing read with barbed moments of levity."

-Kirkus Reviews

"One of the Boys is a must read for anyone who has survived a dysfunctional home and any form of childhood trauma. Insightful, relatable, and at times even hilarious, Lobban's memoir is a page turner where you'll find yourself rooting for her on every step of her unconventional journey."

- Yvonne Cassidy, author of The Other Boy


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798822919075
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2023
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 513,036
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Lynn Lobban is an actor, singer, and writer. She appeared on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical, Quilters, and brought Music Together, an early childhood music program, to Manhattan. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College. Her short play, Bit of a Blow, was produced in Australis, New Zealand, and Los Angeles. Her articles have been featured in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and her Tiny Love Story, 7 Women and 3,000 Men, appeared in The New York Times.
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