I went to Oxford, which is why I agreed with a lot of Ellis's polemic when it appeared in '94. At almost exactly the same time, Barbara Ehrenreich's daughter, Rosa, published an even more readable account of her spell amidst the dreaming spires. I went up to New Haven to interview her when it came out - she was studying at Yale law school by then - but couldn't find a UK editor willing to run the piece. In the end I think I did a review in the New Statesman or New Society. As far as I recall, the book made next to no impression in Britain. Pity.