YOUNG AND DUMB
YEAR OF YEARS
The 1970’s hit Tommy like a tidal wave. So Tommy did what he had to do – he learned to swim.
It’s 1973, and the post-Woodstock generation, and the new world of rock ‘n roll, marijuana, birth control, ripped jeans, fake ID’s, and anti-authority hit like a tidal wave on the scene. That’s the uproarious comic world young Tommy Stafford was thrown into, and he had to sink or swim. So he swims, and it takes him on the hilarious ride of a lifetime, as he navigates the shoals at boarding school in a riotous story of finding acceptance in his new world.
Tommy didn’t ask for this world, but if it was to come, he would be ready for it and make the most of it. The hysterical hijinks of Tommy and his band of friends runs afoul of the school and forces Tommy to fight for his new life, a life he didn’t even know he wanted a few months ago – against the forces of tradition his new life has left behind.
Follow Tommy Stafford in this hysterically funny account of his year of years and remember your year of years in a way that brings it all back and makes you smile as you reminisce. There are boarding school stories, such as A Separate Piece, and then there are boarding school stories, and this is one of the best. It’s the wild 1970s, and the characters in this novel participate in the kind of hijinks that will make you fondly remember your years of years.
It’s a coming of age novel, to be sure, but it’s also a comedy novel that will make you think of friendship, high school, and your coming of age. As a hysterically funny humor novel, you will witness the kind of hijinks that reminds you of Animal House while also being the kind of comedy book that brings back those wild times in vivid detail. So if you like hijinks, good comedy novels, coming of age fiction, and the wild 1970s, you will enjoy the exploits of Tommy Stafford and his band of merry pranksters.