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The Upper School Follies, 1966-1998

by Mike Lasser

It started with a casual conversation over breakfast in January 2020, and after dozens of phone calls, 100+ emails, and 20 Zoom video calls, at least one good thing has come out of this pandemic year–The Upper School Follies, 1966-1998!


The Upper School Follies, 1966-1998 is a collection of Harley alumni and faculty/staff tales composed by Michael Lasser, Harley School faculty member from 1966-1998. Michael’s voice weaves together these wonderful stories of over 200 members of the Harley School community with a touch of humor, sweet affection, and deep reverence. This book is story telling at its best!

From the Introduction: Memories and Anecdotes:

“In my time at Harley, the Upper School almost always had a sense of play. We held irreverence in high regard. The faculty took the classroom and the subjects we taught very seriously, but we also laughed a lot, in class and out.—Michael Lasser”

The Upper School Follies, 1966-1998 is available for purchase and proceeds from the book will support the Harley Fund, so please give generously, as you purchase your copy!

A Harley Alum has underwritten the book’s publication costs as a tribute to Michael Lasser and very much hopes you will also add what you can to the Harley Fund in his honor.

Add $100 or more, together with the $25 for the book, and receive a signed copy and a personal note from the author. Enjoy this delightful look back at the Harley you remember!

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