A shot of Towson
Many Towson alumni look back on their partying college days with a smile, but one recent graduate had so much fun that she decided to turn it into a book. Class of 2012 graduate Hedi Sandberg released a book in May of this year documenting her wild Towson adventures called “Drunk-Capades: The Drunken Adventures of One Classy Bitch.”
“There’s a mix of specific stories from parties and bars. I [wrote] it chronologically starting with freshman year in the first chapter, then sophomore year, then junior year where I went abroad in New Castle, Australia, then ending with senior year,” Sandberg said.
In her four and a half years of attending Towson, she collected her foggy memories and sorted them into a book, after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.
“I’m very funny, so I decided to write a book about it, I mean why not? I had a dream of being the next Chelsea Handler, and I thought I would get published and it would be great,” Sandberg said.
Things did not pan out the way she expected, though. After realizing that her dream of scoring a book deal with a major publishing company wasn’t going as planned, she turned to another method of getting her stories out there.
“I discovered self-publishing and did hundreds of reviews of [the book] myself, so I was my own editor. I’m very proud of myself,” Sandberg said.
When she thinks of her many party experiences at Towson, Sandberg says The Rec Room is her favorite campus party spot and said that she and her friends were always comfortable and ready to go out and have a fun time there.
“I prefer bars to parties in my experiences. When I go out, I get drunk, I’m with my friends, we dance, and that’s our thing. I don’t really sit around at the bar. Wherever I go, I always have a good time,” Sandberg said. “I hope nothing has changed because I had such a blast at Towson.”
The 24-year old moved back in with her parents in Silver Spring, Maryland following her December graduation. She soon found a job at a gym, which served as inspiration for another book project she has planned. She refers to the gym as “Harriss Fitness” to avoid any possible repercussions from sharing her adventures while working there.
Her Towson-inspired memoir can be found on Amazon Kindle for less than $4.00.