A Separate Peace
by John Knowles
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Knowles claimed to have based the character of Finny on a real-live guy he went to prep school with, named David Hackett, who, as far as we know, never had a broken leg.
"Can I jounce your limb?" is a well-known pick-up line for Exeter alums. Seriously, our friend's brother's lawyer's babysitter's nephew uses it all the time.