While searching the world wide web, I noticed that a large portion of the search results for “Old School” are related to summaries and study guides. This leads me to believe that this novel is most likely studied around the nation at different levels of education. A good summary of the novel can be found here:

Unfortunately, even though many people connect “Old School” to “This Boy’s Life”, the popularity of the latter is overwhelming when compared. This means that the search results for “Old School” have a lot to do with Tobias Wolff which then immediately connects with “This Boy’s Life”. Even the popular website does not have a review of “Old School” but has plenty of materials for studying “This Boy’s Life”. I found that the internet was not the best source of information on the story but it was still helpful. The insight of other Wolff enthusiasts has opened my eyes to other aspects of his writing.



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