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  1. FlibBityFLooB FlibBityFLooB says:

    Picked this one up from the library intrigued because my older brother went to an IVY and got caught up in an alcohol fraternity mess until he set himself free of it and got his life back on track As for this story, I was very disappointed in the writing style of the author and that he didn t seem to learn anything in the end.


  2. Erin Erin says:

    ARC for review This book is yet another that is an extended version of an article that appeared in Rolling Stone and I feared that there wouldn t be enough here for a whole book, but Lohse is a talented writer and if you are interested in the Greek system and hazing you ll enjoy this well, you need a fairly strong stomach, too Don t read this while snacking Promise me Lohse is a middle class guy who barely got in to Dartmouth his grandfather was a graduate and he had a family friend interv ARC for review This book is yet another that is an extended version of an article that appeared in Rolling Stone and I feared that there wouldn t be enough here for a whole book, but Lohse is a talented writer and if you are interested in the Greek system and hazing you ll enjoy this well, you need a fairly strong stomach, too Don t read this while snacking Promise me Lohse is a middle class guy who barely got in to Dartmouth his grandfather was a graduate and he had a family friend intervene with the admission board He and his roommates decide to pledge Sigma Alpha Epsilon and, to be fair, it appears that they knew from the start that the pledging process might be a bit tougher at SAE than at some of the other houses they visited, and it is, with copious amounts of alcohol abuse and other general grossness Lohse has some angst about all this and ultimately turns on his brothers, outing them to the administration and, with no response, publicly.Full disclosure I am a Chi Omega alumnae and never suffered any hazing at all Although I was aware that fraternities hazed a bitthan sororities, I really thought that much of the type of hazing Lohse described ended in the 80s after some highly publicized death, and I was definitely surprised that it was going on at a national fraternity which should, one would think, have a bitcontrol knowledge about what is going on at their houses Anyway, this was a good read for me and many former Greeks will likely enjoy and spend time reminiscing about the good old days, but if you aren t interested in hazing you likely won t find it worth your time, as there s next to nothing included other than fraternity life no classes, other extracurriculars and very little about relationships other than those between the brothers


  3. Gretchen Stokes Gretchen Stokes says:

    A page turner a horrific scene that I can t look away from That said, an important and perhaps, must read, especially for those in this, or any other college community I applaud Mr Lohse for his courage in outing the craziness that has been secret too long Even if we argue as a community about the veracity of some of the details, we at least owe this man a open minded read I encourage anyone who has been to an elite college, a college with Greek life, or has any professional or personal c A page turner a horrific scene that I can t look away from That said, an important and perhaps, must read, especially for those in this, or any other college community I applaud Mr Lohse for his courage in outing the craziness that has been secret too long Even if we argue as a community about the veracity of some of the details, we at least owe this man a open minded read I encourage anyone who has been to an elite college, a college with Greek life, or has any professional or personal connection to the same to take a quick read of this work


  4. Robby Binette Robby Binette says:

    Interesting subject matter but this boy needs to learn how to write It s written in bro and he just to make himself look like Jude the Obscure and fails miserably.


  5. Meredith Crawford Meredith Crawford says:

    Yuck Every aspect of this book is awful The author comes across as a self important, pretentious kid.


  6. Faryal Sharif Faryal Sharif says:

    Maybe some of it was exaggerated, maybe it wasn t I don t think it s fair to treat it like a piece of fiction The one thing I appreciated about this book was the sense of honesty It ends very abruptly, not gracefully, and in the end we re left wondering if the author learned anything at all A lot of other reviews point this out, however they characterize it as a bad thing I don t see it that way In real life, sometimes we genuinely do not learn Sometimes, magical, dramatic transformations Maybe some of it was exaggerated, maybe it wasn t I don t think it s fair to treat it like a piece of fiction The one thing I appreciated about this book was the sense of honesty It ends very abruptly, not gracefully, and in the end we re left wondering if the author learned anything at all A lot of other reviews point this out, however they characterize it as a bad thing I don t see it that way In real life, sometimes we genuinely do not learn Sometimes, magical, dramatic transformations simply don t happen We continue to live in apathy despite traumatic events Another thing is that Lohse does is allow himself to come off as annoying and self entitled Of course it makes him as a character unlike able, but we have to remember this is a memoir In reality, it s very self aware and brave to write yourself like that He IS annoying and self entitled, even by the end Most frat boys I come across are like that I don t think I was that grossed out or surprised by most of what he wrote I didn t even feel that bad for most of the guys who were participating in things like vomlet or doming what I felt sick about was the repercussions and psychological aspects of it all He talks about how he can t count on one hand the friends he knows who have been raped, and frequently in the book, there are comments the boys make about women and hook up culture that I was really turned off to I was also grossed out by the special snowflake mentality, the normalization of alcoholism, and the extent to which all of it affected Lohse and was internalized as okay by his brothers This makes me so angry Maybe hazing at other schools don t go on to the extent that it did in SAE, but this culture prevails I wish I could say that there are other ways than tearing down the entire Greek system and abolishing years of tradition that mean a lot to a lot of people But after reading this, and seeing how the administration reacted, I kind of have begun to agree that the entire thing just needs to stop Anyway, interesting book Lohse had some very strong moments as a writer although he has room for improvement A story that made me think


  7. Melanie Johnson Melanie Johnson says:

    Warning Don t read this before you eat breakfast Or lunch Or dinner Or even think about a snack There isvomit in this story than a newborn with a milk allergy Andrew Loshe pledged SAE at Dartmouth and lived to tell his story about hazing, fratiness, and just general ickiness that boys yes, these are stupid boys go through just to fit in After his time at Dartmouth, he wrote an essay for Rolling Stone magazine that got SAE in big trouble and this book is the tale in a much longer Warning Don t read this before you eat breakfast Or lunch Or dinner Or even think about a snack There isvomit in this story than a newborn with a milk allergy Andrew Loshe pledged SAE at Dartmouth and lived to tell his story about hazing, fratiness, and just general ickiness that boys yes, these are stupid boys go through just to fit in After his time at Dartmouth, he wrote an essay for Rolling Stone magazine that got SAE in big trouble and this book is the tale in a much longer version Why would any consenting half boy, half adult, eat an omelette made with someone s vomit If your stomach is strong enough for the blow by blow nastiness, it truly is an interesting read of what goes on at some of these fraternities My first thought is that these dumb dumbs graduate from Dartmouth and rule our world through the banking system and who knows what else probably a Senator or two A view of fraternity life that is like a car accident You see it coming but you can t look away


  8. Kayla Kayla says:

    I ve wanted to read this book since the media attention it got a few years ago I enjoyed it waythen I expected considering I m a female not college going woman It was a great read I was entertained and interested the whole time.


  9. Joe Joe says:

    This book should get two and a half stars, but Lohse went through so much hell it feels ungenerous not to give him three It is perhaps the most depressing book ever written about college life Not the life of some giant state university or out of the way community college, but one of the most elite institutions in America, Dartmouth If this is what the Ivy League is right, those parents and students who have mortgaged their lives to get this elite education are the biggest dupes on the planet This book should get two and a half stars, but Lohse went through so much hell it feels ungenerous not to give him three It is perhaps the most depressing book ever written about college life Not the life of some giant state university or out of the way community college, but one of the most elite institutions in America, Dartmouth If this is what the Ivy League is right, those parents and students who have mortgaged their lives to get this elite education are the biggest dupes on the planet The first half of Lohse s chronicle of life in Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a nonstop tale of binge drinking, sadomasochistic hazing, desultory social life, all held together by prodigious nonstop vomiting in all kinds of creative new ways The SAE s literally swim through life in a disgusting mixture of vomit, piss, feces, spilled beer and other substances too awful to mention, all for the sake of joining a brotherhood that never amounts to anything but endless bickering andwallowing in shit The idea of going to college to get an education is laughable because it exists only as an annoying sidelight, unimpressive window dressing Lohse is never clear on his or anyone else s reasons for joining a fraternity, except for the sense of belongingness and the vague promise of a stimulating social life But even the vaunted parties seem so boring and stereotyped hardly anyone remembers them, or wants to, and the sex with sorority sisters and other girls almost never really happens because everyone is too drunk the hookup culture writ large The second half of the book recounts Lohse s attempts to escape the Greek system, at which he fails as miserably as he does at everything else His triumph, his epiphany, is the exps in Rolling Stone that led to this book, but even that accomplishes little or nothing As far as Lohse can tell, the administration makes only token efforts to stop hazing and other abuses, and everything remains the same For all that, the book is valuable because of its detailed description of the sorry state of frat culture and college life in general, at least on a snobbish, relatively insular campus like Dartmouth After Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, you ll never have to beat yourself if you happened not to get into an Ivy League school You ll thank your lucky stars you never had to suffer through four years of the most aimless, degrading and boring life you could ever imagine


  10. Sean Parry Sean Parry says:

    If you are interested in joining a fraternity this book can provide some bit of information of what greek life is like such as the bid process and what pledging is like, but as far a the hazing goes i m not sure, I feel like some of his stories are are made up like swimming in a kiddie pool of vomit urine and feces and eating an omelette made from puke I have a brother who was in a fraternity and he said that he wasn t hazed at all, but he also said it just depends on who you pledge for Aside If you are interested in joining a fraternity this book can provide some bit of information of what greek life is like such as the bid process and what pledging is like, but as far a the hazing goes i m not sure, I feel like some of his stories are are made up like swimming in a kiddie pool of vomit urine and feces and eating an omelette made from puke I have a brother who was in a fraternity and he said that he wasn t hazed at all, but he also said it just depends on who you pledge for Aside from all the storytelling of him being hazed and him hazing other pledges, the book isn t great Andrew Lohse sure can tell a story and paint a vivid image but that s about as far as his writing skills go Overall the book wasn t too horrible I just wish he would ve includedof what goes on behind the scenes instead of just focusing on what Hollywood already sees fraternity s as I understand what goes on behind the scenes like chapter meetings is top secret but so is hazing pledges and I guess he felt that it was okay to write about that in a Rolling Stones article which led to SAE getting sued for thousands of dollars


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Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy [Read] ➲ Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy ➮ Andrew Lohse – Thomashillier.co.uk An account of sordidness and redemption by the Dartmouth fraternity member whose Rolling Stone profile blew the whistle on the frat s inhumane hazing practicesAlways trust the brotherhoodAlways protec An account of an Ivy Kindle Ð sordidness and redemption by the Dartmouth fraternity member whose Rolling Stone profile blew the whistle on the frat s inhumane hazing practicesAlways trust the brotherhoodAlways protect your pledge brothersWhat happens in the house stays in the houseBefore attending Dartmouth, the worst thing Andrew Lohse had ever done was skip school to attend a John McCain rally Growing up in suburban New Jersey, he was the typical American honor student straight As, on the lacrosse team, president of the Model UN He dreamed of following in his grandfather s footsteps and graduating from the Confessions of MOBI :↠ Ivy League When he arrived at Dartmouth, however, he found not the prestigious college of years past, but a wasteland of privilege and moral entropy And when he rushed Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity that inspired the rival house in Animal House, Lohse s once perfect life, as well as his goals, began to crumble around himLured by free booze and friendly brothers, Andrew pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and soon his life became a dangerous cycle of binge drinking and public humiliation From chugging vinegar to swimming in a pool of human waste, Lohse s pledge class of an Ivy eBook ↠ endured cruelty and psychological coercion in the hopes of obtaining a bid Although Andrew succeeded in joining the fraternity, the pattern of abuse continued except over time, he became the abuserTold by a contemporary Holden Caulfield, this is a shocking expos of America s most exclusive institutions and a cautionary tale for modern times.