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The author of Goodreads BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR and of the blockbuster book PLEDGED

The author of five New York Times bestselling books, Alexandra Robbins is an award-winning journalist and speaker who writes nonfiction books in the style of fast-paced beach reads. (Reviewers have called her smart, entertaining writing style "poolside nonfiction.")

Her newest book, FRATERNITY, is the only contemporary book about what college is really like today -- and it has several surprises, including a stunning plot twist that readers won't see coming. Get 20% off a signed, personally inscribed copy here: bit.ly/signedFraternity and get a free Popsocket with preorders before Dec. 10th here: bit.ly/Fraternitygift.

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DC-AREA: TONIGHT 1/31, 7 pm, Walt Whitman HS

Come say hi! I'll discuss my new book, Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men, my NYT essay, and "Boys Will Be Good Humans: What Teens (of Both Genders) and Their Parents Should Know About Young Men, Drinking, Sex, and The College Social Scene." With special updates on The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids.
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Alexandra Robbins Rachel wrote: "hi Alexandra, thanks for being my first friend on Goodreads. by the way: I heard that you graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda Maryland. Me too! Class of 2013. :) At the Whitman libr..."

Yay, go Vikes!


message 20: by Rachel

Rachel hi Alexandra, thanks for being my first friend on Goodreads. by the way: I heard that you graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda Maryland. Me too! Class of 2013. :) At the Whitman library they have 3 of your books and when I checked out Overachievers the librarian told me about you! I'm honored. thank you.


message 19: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 18: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Alexandra, thanks for the friendship!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 16: by Andrea

Andrea Thanks for the friendship:)


message 15: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Alexandra.


message 14: by Maryann

Maryann Congratulations on your novel voted best non-fiction :)


message 13: by Krisi

Krisi Amey I'm a college senior, and I just wanted to tell you after I read Overachievers, I got to feel better about myself. I am no where near the level of most of the students in your book, but I feel like the overachievers, and the things they're struggling with is very over looked. I used it as a topic starter in one of my education classes.


message 12: by Mona (last edited Nov 18, 2011 12:32PM)

Mona Oh, I subscribe to Marie Claire, one of my favorite zines. I'll definitely check out the interview.


message 11: by Mona

Mona Hello Alexandra :)

Voted! Good luck.


Alexandra Robbins Josh wrote: "Hi Ms. Robbins, I'm quite honored to be your Goodreads friend! I loved The Overachievers. Keep up the great work!"

Thanks, Josh! Goodreads friends can drop the Ms. - you can just call me Alexandra : )


message 9: by Josh

Josh Hi Ms. Robbins, I'm quite honored to be your Goodreads friend! I loved The Overachievers. Keep up the great work!


Alexandra Robbins Kelly/yllektra wrote: "Thanks for adding me! :)"
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Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


Alexandra Robbins Amy wrote: "I just read your interview in Marie Claire! Loved it & I can't wait to read the new book!"

Thanks, Amy!


message 5: by Amy

Amy I just read your interview in Marie Claire! Loved it & I can't wait to read the new book!


Colton Manbeck Not a whole lot! I had to join this for school so I am not entirely sure if ill ever be on again.


Alexandra Robbins Amy wrote: "I read your book Pledged & I loved it!! Great writing!"

Thanks, Amy!


message 2: by Amy

Amy I read your book Pledged & I loved it!! Great writing!


Maryann I'm honoured by your add, Ms.Robbins. Thanks so much, Good luck in your later endeavours :) Hope I can read more of your work.


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