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Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
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I work for a private college consultant and the author is spot-on about certain odd things that pop up in this funny little industry. Like fathers who interview writers helping with their kids' college essays like the poor writers wanted jobs at investment banks; parents ripping apart perfectly- crafted essays days before the due date to insert clumsily adult words and inappropriate childhood reminiscences; and the personal questions directed at the writer about "why are you doing this with your life?" Unfortunately, much of the book is devoted to reading various drafts of the kids' essays. The essays were way too much like the college essays kids actually write, and not really funny or satiric enough about the admissions process.
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April 12, 2018 – Started Reading
April 12, 2018 – Shelved
April 29, 2018 – Finished Reading

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