This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise - This was a little bit choppy and largely autobiographical, from what I understand. The ability was there, waiting to be developed, but his organizational skills weren't so hot. I loved this passage: "Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don't. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. The matron doesn't want to repeat her girlhood--she wants to repeat her honeymoon. I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again." We can all relate, and I've never heard it said better by any other writer.