About You Can Say You Knew Me When
The book follows Jamie Garner, a slacker living in San Francisco during the dot-com boom who, on discovering that his father, Teddy, has died, returns to his family home in suburban New Jersey. While sorting through his father's belongings, Jamie discovers a box of memorabilia marked "1960" in the attic. The box contains the letters and other fragments chronicling the time that Teddy spent in San Francisco and inspires Jamie to seek out the characters that populated his father's life during this one mysterious year. Jamie's quest to bring Teddy's experience into focus takes him deep into the subcultures of San Francisco, from the bohemian heyday of the Beat Generation through the Internet mania of his contemporary world.