....I echo that write up.....even with my off-kilter way of thinking, this book has added shading to the picture of my youth....I was but a child during this watershed time, however it has provided me an "adult" view and I thank all the contributors....I just now closed the book after finishing the story Hearts In Atlantis. I deliberately did not read the story until I had finished reading all of the essays. It was nice to be able to put a 'face' (so to speak) to the characters in HIA. I had often wondered how King came up with the idea of 'Rip-rip' falling down in the slushy sidewalk while the other guys were watching from the dorm and now I know. Even though this book is 95% non-fiction, it's still another great book in the King canon. Thanks for this, Steve.