Getting In by Karen Stabiner

By Karen Stabiner

"Karen Stabiner's stepping into [is] funny (in a wry form of manner) yet pointed and unusually attractive novel approximately parental and teenage obsessiveness in regards to the collage software strategy in self reliant colleges and the debilitating, distorting effect of it on young children and households. needs to learn for college-prep youngsters and their parents." --Patrick Basset, President, nationwide organization of autonomous Schools"A savvy insider's tackle a high-stakes, cutthroat campaign--except it is not approximately moving into the White residence, yet approximately moving into the proper university. Stabiner's sharp, witty story is as crucial as a great SAT prep course--but a hell of much more fun." --Arianna Huffington "Getting In takes an edgy, understanding glance contained in the lives and minds of love-crazed parents--galvanized both by means of desperation and devotion--as they fight with all their may to thrust their adored young children into the colleges in their dreams." --Carolyn See, creating a Literary existence "Karen Stabiner has essentially been in the course of the loopy circus that's collage admissions, and fortunate for the remainder of us she took pitch-perfect notes. you are going to come clear of her ebook reassured that each one the opposite households of candidates are even loonier than yours--or reassured that you simply healthy correct in. What do you suggest, this can be fiction?" --Lisa Belkin, manhattan instances parenting author (and hardy survivor of her son's university software strategy) Q: What does a dad or mum have to live on the school program approach? A. a feeling of humor. B. A therapist on 24-hour name. C. a wide financial institution stability. D. the entire above. moving into is the roller-coaster tale of 5 very assorted l. a. households united by means of a unmarried obsession: recognition at a best collage, ideally one who makes their associates and acquaintances envious. At an elite inner most university and a close-by public institution, households dedicate themselves to getting their seniors into the suitable school--even if the percentages are stacked opposed to them, whether they can not find the money for the $50,000 annual ticket, no matter if the trouble calls for a degree of deceit, or even if the item of all this recognition desires to cross in different places. moving into is a delightfully clever comedy of sophistication and entitlement, of affection and ambition, set in an international the place a fats envelope from a most sensible tuition issues greater than whatever . . . nearly.

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She looked at her daughter. ” “Great,” said Lauren. “Well, that’s terrific,” said Nora. “Yeah, it was great. ” “No. ” Lauren got in line to order a drink that involved far more whipped cream than coffee. Nora collected her bag and jacket, happy that the ordeal was over, happy that Lauren thought it was great. It was too soon for either of them to understand that great was what kids said to keep their terror, and their parents, at bay. Lauren was asleep before they got to the freeway, asleep all the way home, asleep even after Nora pulled up in front of the house and turned off the ignition.

She pocketed the keys, kissed them both, and ran off down the hall. “Home in time for dinner,” said Nora in a stage whisper. She and Joel were huddled over their respective PDAs, arranging their new mutual commute after work, when Dan and Joy and Katie glided up for their meeting, all smiles and twelve-ply cashmere. They waved without breaking stride and headed for Ted’s office. Joel, wondering why Dan’s perfunctory greetings always felt slightly like a snub, turned with what he hoped would be interpreted as urgency and strode toward the parking lot.

What set him apart, what made his victories uniquely sweet, was that he was dealing with a pack of gamblers, no matter what they did for a living. Crestview parents might pretend to admire the diligent dad who worked his way through Stanford Law and up the ladder at a prestigious firm, but in truth they found him boring, the equivalent of a big tropical storm you could track for days in advance on the Weather Channel. They were not impressed by the institutionalized risk of Wall Street, not when everyone knew someone who had made a fortune in a more surprising and nonlinear way.

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