Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.
Author: New york times bestsellers
Release Date: 2004-04-22
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education. **
Author: Jennifer Delahunty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Acceptance by a top college is more than a gold star on a high school graduate's forehead today. It has morphed into the ultimate "good parenting" stamp of approval--the better the bumper sticker, the better the parent, right? Parents of juniors and seniors in high school fret over SAT scores and essays, obsessed with getting their kids into the right college, while their children push for independence. I'm Going to College---Not You! is a resource for parents, written by parents who've been in their shoes. Kenyon College dean Jennifer Delahunty shares her unique perspective (and her daughter's) on one of the toughest periods of parenting, and has assembled a top-notch group of writers that includes best-selling authors, college professors and admissions directors, and journalists. Their experiences with the difficult balancing act between control freak and resource answer questions like: --how can a parent be less of a "helicopter" (hovering) and more of a "booster rocket" (uplifting)? --what do you do when your child wants to put off college to become a rock star? and --how will you keep from wanting to kill each other? Contributors include: Jane Hamilton David Latt Neal Pollack Joe Queenan Anne Roark Debra Shaver Anna Quindlen Ellen Waterston
Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.
The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times
In tracing the highly unusual path he traveled to become the New York Times restaurant critic, Frank Bruni tells the captivating story of an unpredictable journalistic odyssey and provides an unflinching account of one person's tumultuous, often painful lifelong struggle with his weight. How does a committed eater embrace food without being undone by it? (Bestseller)
From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.
The unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush. As the principal New York Times reporter assigned to cover George W. Bush's presidential campaign from its earliest stages – and then as a White House correspondent – Frank Bruni has spent as much time around Bush over the last two years as any other reporter. In Ambling Into History, Bruni paints the most thorough, balanced, eloquent and lively portrait yet of a man in many ways ill–suited to the office he sought and won, focusing on small moments that often escaped the news media's notice. From the author's initial introduction to Bush through a nutty election night and Bush's first months in office, Bruni captures the president's familiar and less familiar oddities and takes readers on an often funny, usually irreverent, journey into the strange, closed universe – or bubble – of campaign life. The result is an original take on the political process and a detailed study of George W. Bush as most people have never seen him.
July 25, 2016 Dear Agent: There is a disconnect currently between college and career opportunities. My book is called" College Mania," and it's subtitle Is A University the New Doctor?" It was written to show how colleges have failed to follow its mission statement of producing teachers and scholars, and to show how young adults can find meaningful and productive jobs without going to college. The book goes into many different subjects including medicine, law, and history. The manuscript explores alternatives to college failing its graduates. The overwhelming student's loan debt and why some college grads cannot find jobs are a key component of the book. The book tells about various kinds of bubbles that might occur like the housing bubble, and the college bubble. College Mania has chapters on job training, and gives examples of various fields of study that do not require a college degree. The book has a chapter on creating educational diversity for jobs in different fields. For example, a college grad could lead the criminal justice system directing original research, and the janitor could be cleaning the floor as an illiterate. The book examines the controversial issues of what to do with the common occurrence of dead end jobs for dropouts as well as graduates. My manuscript includes some original research into college work skills, degree outcomes and careers. My book is 116,000 words, and 420 pages. My book has a lot of competition one book called the "Ant Tribe" by Si lian talks about the fact that many people with a college degree are struggling for a job in China. (This book is not available in English) Another book is that is my competition is written by Tamara Druat and is Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead . This book goes into fact that college is the new high school, and high debt and unemployment among college grads. The next book that is my competition is Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni. This book is about the fact that getting into college my not affect your career outcome. I have a BA degree in History from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. I have no published work experience. The book will be of interest to high school students as well as college students, guidance counselors, employers of college graduates, and parents. In conclusion, the manuscript proposes alternatives to a college degree that could make better use of everybody's time, money, and labor. This will allow the college to fulfill its mission of producing teachers, and scholars: most importantly to break the grip of University being the new doctor"?." Sincerely, Joshua Flapan
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date: 2017-02-07
The definitive guide to an American classic though the lens of New York Times journalists Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer's culinary friendship. Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer share a passion for meatloaf and have been exchanging recipes via phone, email, text and instant message for decades. A MEATLOAF IN EVERY OVEN is their homage to a distinct tradition, with 50 killer recipes, from the best classic takes to riffs by world-famous chefs like Bobby Flay and Mario Batali; from Italian polpettone to Middle Eastern kibbe to curried bobotie; from the authors' own favorites to those of prominent politicians. Bruni and Steinhauer address all the controversies (Ketchup, or no? Sauté the veggies?) surrounding a dish that has legions of enthusiastic disciples and help you to troubleshoot so you never have to suffer a dry loaf again. This love letter to meatloaf incorporates history, personal anecdotes and even meatloaf sandwiches, all the while making you feel like you're cooking with two trusted and knowledgeable friends.
Author: Kristin M. White
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2015-04-07
The future is in your hands—not Harvard's TO: All students wondering “Can I get into my dream college?” CC: All parents wondering “Can we afford it?” FROM: Educational consultant Kristin M. White MEMO: COLLEGE RANKINGS DON’T MATTER. This claim might sound crazy, but it’s true: Research shows that where you go to school makes little difference to future financial success or quality of life—personal qualities such as ambition, perseverance, and a sense of purpose are all more important. Kristin M. White has helped hundreds of parents and students look beyond the dream-school hype and focus on what’s most important. Now, in It’s the Student, Not the College, she shows how to avoid unrepayable debt and set yourself up to grow, excel, and enjoy yourself at any school. Instead of obsessing over GPA cutoffs and SAT scores, students will learn how to build a personal “Success Profile”—by adopting the traits that help stellar students make the grade in school and life. Plus . . . Why what you do in school counts more than where you go 14 surefire ways to develop your Success Profile as a student and beyond Criteria to consider when choosing a college How to find a good fit for your family’s finances And tips for graduating career-ready and landing a great first job. Expensive, elite colleges have too much sway over the minds and bank accounts of students and parents. It’s the Student, Not the College breaks that stranglehold—and reveals the real secrets of success.
Author: Edward Fiske
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Genre: Study Aids
"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA
The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support. Reprint.