Based on the author's college journal, the fictional novel recounts the antics of a naive Berkeley student who moves into a counter culture and off-beat student-run boarding house and meets a cast of wild and zany characters. This book is a nostalgic look at an infamous Berkeley landmark that was home to tens of thousands of students.
The Real Animal House
In 1946, the "real" all male "Animal House" was born when Cloyne Court become a student co-op. In the 50 & 60s, the "beasts" waged war with the Berkeley Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, an athletically-oriented fraternity. That feud ended when Cloyne's archenemies moved across campus. However, the real story begins when Cloyne Court went co-ed in 1972 with the arrival of sixty-two women. Katague's sexy, reveal-all creative memoir takes place in the late 70s, soon after the women moved in. All it takes is one kiss to transform animals into horny princes.