The author is the character we all wind up meeting in the movie "Animal House", beloved Pinto. He's not quite so beloved in the book, in fact he's quite annoying. I'm all for sophmoric humor, but this just didn't connect with me. As a woman who hung out and dated my share of crazy frat boys and partied in outrageous frat house in my own college days, I thought I would relate better to the charatacters. Instead this just seemed plain and simply D-U-M-B. A real let down of a read.