Michigan Days is a panoramic overview of author John H. Wilde’s time as a student at the University from January 1957 until October 1960. It covers everything from soup to nuts: academics, student life and demographics, University administration, sports. “You name it, it’s in there,” says Wilde, who earned his BA from the College of Literature, Science & the Arts in 1960. “I can’t claim to have been a ‘typical student,” he says. “I was a veteran who was older than his peers, I lived or boarded in a cooperative house, and I had full-time jobs. I’ll leave it to more more conventional students to write their memoirs.”
Wilde says he is happy to give away copies of the memoir “as long as they last.” Just email him at email@example.com. In return he asks that recipients consider contributing to the scholarship fund he established in honor of his father, Edward E.H. Wilde, BEng ’25 (University of Michigan Endowment Account #570853), to benefit worthy engineering students from the Upper Peninsula.