Q: What does a parent need to survive the college application process?
A. A sense of humor.
B. A therapist on 24-hour call.
C. A large bank balance.
D. All of the above.
Getting In is the roller-coaster story of five very different Los Angeles families united by a single obsession: acceptance at a top college, preferably one that makes their friends and neighbors green wit...more
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Getting In is a great book for anyone that has children looking at going to college, starting the process, are in, or have graduated. It's ...more
A fine specimen of intense helicopter parenting and the competitive college admissions process. I really disliked this book, but I read it to the end hoping for some sort of payoff, which was foolish because the signs were there right from the beginning. These kids come off as very spoiled and self-obsessed, the parents come off as indulgent and self-obsessed. The characters are largely stock, and there are pop culture references littered gen ...more
This book tells the story of five seniors in Los Angeles worrying about colleges and the future, and their families. Three go to a prep school, a fourth used to until her p ...more
Getting In is a fictional story (but very true at many high schools) of students, parents, and guidance counselors working around the clock to gain admittance to competitive colleges. The sad reality is that one blown test ...more
As a college student myself, I found it to be quite funny how obsessed these parents were with the colleges their kids plan to go to. As a Californian, i also found it funny how looked down upon UC's are with the private school crowd. I went to public school and getting into a UC was considered to be a big accomplishment. This book provided an interesting glimpse into the world of college applications.