When I read memoirs, I think, why did they write this now about this situation? When motivations are clear to me, I enjoy it more. I still don‘t know why Will wrote about this friend, whom he didn‘t seem especially close to even now.
Will and Maxey were in different cliques at Yale but were tapped for the same secret society. Though they often lost touch in the pre-internet world, they became closer in their 50s, BUT ⬇️
Megabooks they both had other friends from the secret society they were closer to. I get that in 1984 Maxey was a jock, and Will was a drama nerd, but those stereotypes didn‘t play much of a role in their adult lives. They both led interesting and different lives, but for a memoir about a friendship, they just weren‘t very close. 🤷🏻♀️ Add: Will is gay and his *presumption* that Maxey didn‘t like gay people played a role, but Maxey was fine with gay folks (edited) 3w
Megabooks Interested to see what you think if you read this @Chelsea.Poole , but imo there are better ones to read. 3w
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve noticed this floating around here and there but wasn‘t super interested. Your review confirms that I‘ll probably skip. Good review! 3w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole yeah, it was just okay. Not a total waste of time, but I didn‘t love it. 3w
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