Welcome the blog site of Ithaca Diaries–a book in progress about college in the tumultuous 1960s.
Ithaca Diaries is a coming of age memoir based on journals I kept as an undergraduate at Cornell University at a time when protests, politics, and violence engulfed me, my college, and the nation. It’s often laugh-out-loud funny (well, how does an impressionable 18-year-old girl deal with Fat Phil the Wet Kisser and a revolution at the same time?) but it also provides meaningful insight into the process of political and social change that led to many of the benefits we are reaping today.
On this blog, I’ll be writing about the process of completing and, I hope, publishing Ithaca Diaries. I’ll ask questions, share content–and collect insight, advice, opinions and memories from everyone who happens in.
–Anita M. Harris