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Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize Paperback – March 11, 2008
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“Jager-Hyman’s engaging stories of real students provide a much-needed reminder that the road taken may mean more than the destination, and---whatever the college-admission outcomes--there are many such roads to happiness and success.” (Sally Rubenstone, senior counselor, CollegeConfidential.com)
“Fat Envelope Frenzy will rivet all readers and make everyone who applies to an Ivy League college - whether they are accepted or not - feel infinitely better and infinitely wiser. Unmissable.” (Naomi Wolf, bestselling author of The End of America)
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A must read!!
But the best thing about this book is the five kids who are followed during the year they are applying to college. One is the US champion in rhythmic gymnastics. Another spent his summers in China working in orphanages. Another is a math machine. And a fourth had his family home trashed in Hurricane Katrina. All such fascinating teenagers, with really moving stories.
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Excellent! I've read a lot of college admissions literature in the past few weeks, and this is the most memorable read I've found so far. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Ryan Mease
I recently read The Overachievers, by Alexandra Robbins. This book is very similar in content and style, though I feel that Robbins' book was a bit more engaging. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Lorel Shea
Joie Jager-Hyman writes from direct experience with a fresh perspective on the college application process. She is bright, insightful and caring. Read morePublished on September 10, 2009 by Carlo Zaskorski
This book gives a behind-the-scenes look into the college admissions process from the eyes of the kids themselves. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Jaclyn Lewin
The format of the book looked promising: following a group of students through the college application and acceptance process. Read morePublished on July 17, 2008 by Ima Reader
Interesting book about five young people trying to get into major colleges. All have their own ways and different backgrounds. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by Gerard F. Zemek
This book leaves me amazed by both the focused young ones out there and the rigorous climb to get into the right college. Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by M. May
At the most esteemed collegiate institutions applications far exceed the amount of available slots. The reality is an increasing number of exceedingly qualified candidates are... Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by F. Belle
This book really helped me understand the ins and outs of admissions, but even more, revealed this calming truth about finding the right college--you are a consumer, you should be... Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by Courtney Martin