Ghost writerNo offense meant to the amazingly overachieving Amherst alumni we hear about all the time, but as I read the gripping account of Dave Stringer ’64 and his brother, John ’72 (“Ghost Writer,” Winter 2008), I found myself thinking, with an awareness of the tragic irony: Finally, an alumnus I can relate to. As I learned about John and the demons he struggled with, and as I saw the pictures, I was starkly reminded of my own time at Amherst and demons that sound similar to his.