Fraternity by Alexandra Robbins


A fly-on-the-wall narrative and investigation into the (often surprisingly positive) secrets inside the houses and behind the letters -- and the toxic masculinity that fraternities can either encourage or, in many cases, counter.

Details Fraternity

Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
GenreNonfiction, Education

Reviews Fraternity

  • Wendy
    Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men, by Alexandra Robbins, is an eye-opening, insightful investigation into the secrets and life in a fraternity. The author takes us on the journey of two young men (Jake and Oliver) in the "Greek" life. The readers are exposed to the positive and negative life-changing experiences they endured.This book is less about the "what" than the "why" of fraternities. Parents of high schooler...
  • Kelli
    Thank you for the advance copy. I enjoyed reading and learning about the fraternity system through the eyes of two young men, one who belongs to what seems to be a stereotypical fraternity and the other who creates a much more positive experience as president of his frat. All aspects of frat life are covered and everything from good to bad is discussed. No issue is left unaddressed. This would be a helpful book for parents of young men who want t...
  • Jill
    Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy. I am a huge fan of Alexandra Robbins' books, with "Pledged" being my absolute favorite. So when I heard she was writing a book about fraternities, I was so excited.One of my favorite things about Robbins' books is the way she goes back and forth between the research she has uncovered about her chosen topic and her subjects. With "Fraternity" it's two men, one who has just started college and is loo...
  • Rebecca
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review.The number one thing this book accomplished was to make me dread sending my (currently three-year-old) child to college someday. Much like author Alexandra Robbins's book Sorority, Fraternity examines the impact of these organizations on the individual, the group, and the institution. The focus is on two students in particular- one, a freshman pledge ...
  • Danielle
    Alexandra Robbins wrote a very popular book exposing sororities a number of years ago and prefaced this book by saying that she wasn't coming at it from the same angle and that she found a lot to recommend about fraternities and what they do to help support and shape young men during what can be a very lonely and difficult time of their lives. She focuses by following two young men in two different fraternities at two different schools while also...
  • Annabelle Habber
    I could not put this book down. It is an important read for everyone about boys in these times, and it is enjoyable to read because the story is very engrossing. Thank you to Penguin Random House for the advance copy.
  • Audrey Graser
    🔎Book Review🔎-I read Robbins’ Pledged back in 2010 and I gave it a 1 star. Ironically, in June of 2010, I had just graduated High School and wasn’t planning on joining a sorority. Less than 6 months later, I had joined, and now, I’m a national volunteer and my professional job is a Fraternity and Sorority Adviser for a University.-I don’t remember why I gave Pledged a 1 star back in the day, but I do remember what sticks in my mind ...
  • Tom Schulte
    This is an insightful and revealing look into modern fraternity life on American campuses, particularly in the popular Greek system. There is a lot about hazing and an interesting point is made that, aking to boot camp or cult induction, paying a high cost of entry increases the value of membership in the mind of the member. Also intertwined is the confusing ideals of adulthood and masculinity being sorted by pledges during this pivotal time. Lik...
  • Kyle
    Thank you to Dutton for the ARC of this book.This book follows the Greek life journey of two young men, exposing the reader to the positives and negatives of fraternity life. Joining a fraternity can be a positive, life-changing event that will build character, leadership, integrity, and well-balanced adults. Joining a fraternity can also be a toxic experience that enhances the worst traits within a person. Alexandra Robbins does a fantastic job ...
  • Sylvia Nunez
    A slow burn with the force of a sucker punch.*Thank you for my free Goodreads copy ! *