Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize (Paperback)
One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize
Harper Paperbacks, 9780061257162, 231pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
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.
Praise For Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize…
“[A]n engaging and informative book that every parent with a high-school student will want to read.”
-Wall Street Journal
“Jager-Hyman’s engaging stories of real students provide a much-needed reminder that the road taken may mean more than the destination, and---whatever the college-admission outcomes--there are many such roads to happiness and success.”
-Sally Rubenstone, senior counselor, CollegeConfidential.com
“Fat Envelope Frenzy will rivet all readers and make everyone who applies to an Ivy League college - whether they are accepted or not - feel infinitely better and infinitely wiser. Unmissable.”
-Naomi Wolf, bestselling author of The End of America