Susan of Texas has a wonderful series (part onepart two) examining the life of one Ross Gregory “Like The Pope, Only Better” Douthat using as source material Douthtat’s own coming-of-age memoir By The Time I Get To Harvard, I’ll Be Cool As Kim Deal.

Sample quote from Douthat that does not involve hot succubus non-action:

Once I reached Harvard, I told myself, I would never again have to endure the sneers of the high school jockocracy, the dismissive glances of the in crowd…. At Harvard I would be happy At Harvard I would be cool.

Needless to say, hilarious hijinks leavened with crippling disappointment and self doubt ensued….