Ralph Keyes once wrote a book called Is There Life After High School? which proposed that all the prom queen / football hero types peaked early. High school was the pinnacle of success, Keyes said, and it was down the tubes after graduation. Keyes also theorized that the geeks and nerds were late bloomers who went on to wonderful things. Having been a geek and a nerd, I wholeheartedly agree with the late bloomer idea.
One of my favorite books of recent years is Ralph Keyes’s Is There Life After High School? Keyes wrote the book before the recent outbreak of school killings, and, of course, went to high school decades before such things were contemplated. But I’d be darned well interested to see what the heck he’d have to say about the modern adolescent society.
… read the excellent book by Ralph Keyes, Is There Life After High School?