I grew up in a town known for hunting, fishing, bars, strip joints—even a house of ill repute, until it burned to the ground when, according to town gossip, a prostitute tried to make a grilled sandwich on a steam iron.
It was like the setting for “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” only not suspenseful.
When his department chair told him to stop running up the phone bill, and his girlfriend told him to move out, he got sick.
He had a disease exacerbated by stress he’d never mentioned during two weeks of real-life sweet nothings and two months of love letters and phone conversation.
The rejection was not based on looks, but rather her aptitude — signifying that men might feel threatened. Trade schools with lower tuition fees has been an option on the rise, as men can graduate in half the time at half the cost.
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I had ennui, though I was still unfamiliar with the word “ennui.” I was supposed to marry a telephone man. My mother was a Midwestern housewife, and I learned her values.
But I left town and, due to a series of bad relationships and improbably good grades, I stayed in school and earned a Ph. Then I was an adolescent who read Gloria Steinem and saw the feminists on TV.