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Early decision : based on a true frenzy /

Crawford, Lacy (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062240613
  • ISBN: 0062240617
  • ISBN: 9780062240699
  • ISBN: 0062240692
  • Physical Description: print
    294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2013]

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Summary, etc.: Known as "the application whisperer," Anne, who helps students create an original and honest college essay, witnesses first-hand the greed, excess, jealousy, deceit, money, ego, and pressure as parents try to get their children into the best colleges.
Subject: Universities and colleges Admission Fiction
College applications Fiction
Universities and colleges Entrance requirements Fiction
Counselor and client Fiction
High school seniors Fiction

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780062240613
Early Decision : Based on a True Frenzy
Early Decision : Based on a True Frenzy
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Early Decision : Based on a True Frenzy

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This entertaining tale of upper class parents and adolescent learning curves points a keen eye at the college application process and the agony and ecstasy of getting that acceptance letter. Twenty-seven-year-old Anne with her polished Princeton background has somehow fallen into the college essay coaching business and is quite proficient. Enter Margaret and Gideon Blanchard and their daughter Sadie who has been groomed from birth to attend Duke as a legacy. Anne sets to help Sadie polish her essays and in the process they discover each other's strengths and weaknesses. Anne is dealing with an unruly upstairs neighbor who hates her dog and may be stealing her newspaper, a philandering actor boyfriend, and her own unfinished aspirations, while her students deal with their sexuality, finding their voice, and escaping their parents' expectations and jealousies. Wealth and privilege are in no way major indicators of who gets in where, and sometimes they hold the perfect student back, but with the right help and support, such as Anne supplies, those students find their way despite themselves. Sprinkled with tips for writers-"it isn't so much about editing as it is about aligning execution to intention," essays in various forms of re-write, and a very satisfying twist at the end, the reader is lead through a long, dark supervised High School hallway and off to the freedom of the great lawn. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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