Peachtree Corvette Club

Peachtree Corvette Club

by Bill Chastain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477492246
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Chastain is a sports journalist who writes for MLB.com. He is the author of The Steve Spurrier Story: From Heisman to Head Ball Coach; Payne at Pinehurst: The Greatest U.S. Open Ever; Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett and the Marshall Years; Steel Dynasty, The Team That Changed the NFL; 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die; Peachtree Corvette Club; The Streak; Hack's 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season; Jackrabbit, The Story of Clint Castleberry and the Improbable 1942 Georgia Tech Football Team; and September Nights: Hunting the Beasts of the American League East.

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HAMM More than 1 year ago
Do you really want to know how the male college mind works? So did I. and that is exactly what I got-the good, bad and ugly. In Peachtree Corvette Club, Bill Chastain captures college life, especially fraternity life, at its most decadent. He takes readers on a plunging rollercoaster of moral turpitude using the backdrop of GA Tech, an institution that is a fine balancing act between rich and glorious college tradition, and the quirkiness of an educational body that is run amok with a mix of students ranging from those befitting the Big Bang Theory to college duffs intent on finding the next kegger. Chastain's first-person main character, Truman, is a likable sort who allows himself to be led completely astray after the breakup of a long-term and long-distance relationship that leaves him questioning just who he really is. As a survivor of the Tech experience myself, I was especially drawn in to Truman's experiences and the descriptions of campus (I happen to know the Big Noise all too well, as it still haunts my dreams). Chastain captures so much of what is exclusively Tech within these pages, but at the same time entertains readers with such typical college experiences and shenanigans that anyone who has attended so much as one college class (or party) will be able to relate. The image of frat life pleasantly surprised me, with the diversity of thoughts, interests, focus, and experiences portrayed by the brothers in the book. From the outside, I think it is common to picture the Greek system as something that is just more of the same from house to house and within each house, but this story blows that theory out of the water with a wide range of characters focused on anything from getting high to getting out with honors. And as for that cast of characters, Chastain gives even the most corrupt or careless among them a big thumping heart, so considering youth isn't always pretty, I figure there is hope for most of these guys yet.