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Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize

Authors: Jager-Hyman, Joie
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: STU009000, SOC026000
ISBN: 9780061742859, Related ISBNs: 0061742856, 9780061257162, 9780061742859
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers—students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds—as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University.

At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement, and heartbreak and a guide for success in an ultra-competitive environment, this important work deserves a place in the home of every family that has ever dreamed of receiving that coveted “fat envelope” in the mail. Jager-Hyman also offers a startlingly frank appraisal of the college admission process and the important roles race and class continue to play in a student's efforts to attend the best school possible.

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