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Clinton Trowbridge
Grotties Don’t Kiss, a prep school memoir

Clinton Trowbridge survived Groton School, the Marine Corps, and the PhD program at the University of Florida. Grotties Don’t Kiss, his fifth book, chronicles his love/hate relationship with the alma mater of Franklin Roosevelt. Trowbridge’s essays and articles have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Harper’s, The Reader’s Digest, The Maine Times, and many other newspapers and magazines. Most of his work is autobiographical and is inspired variously by pleasure, pain, embarrassment, and an unfortunate appetite for misadventure. He is a singer, a sailor, and an armchair adventurer. He resides in Maine, with his wife Elaine.