Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday 67

Getting In by Karen Stabiner

Q: What does a parent need to survive the college application process?

A. A sense of humor.
B. A therapist on 24-hour call.
C. A large bank balance.
D. All of the above.

Getting In is the roller-coaster story of five very different Los Angeles families united by a single obsession: acceptance at a top college, preferably one that makes their friends and neighbors green with envy. At an elite private school and a nearby public school, families devote themselves to getting their seniors into the perfect school--even if the odds are stacked against them, even if they can't afford the $50,000 annual price tag, even if the effort requires a level of deceit, and even if the object of all this attention wants to go somewhere else.

Getting In is a delightfully smart comedy of class and entitlement, of love and ambition, set in a world where a fat envelope from a top school matters more than anything . . . almost.

Released March 16th 2010

This just sounds really interesting, especially because it isn't just one or two families at this but FIVE!
I can't wait to see what odds these people go against and how they work around them and how out of control it gets.

What can't you wait for to be released?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. It sounds like that Lifetime movie, Acceptance, from last year. I liked the movie (which also focused on several families) so maybe a book would be good too. :)

  2. Thus does sound interesting, so many good books are coming out this year I think I may need another job to be able to pay for them all.

  3. This sounds interesting, great pick!

  4. The answer to the quiz is D! I'm glad those days are behind us. The book sounds really good!

  5. This book sounds really good. It reminds me of Gilmore Girls.

  6. Ooooh, I'm really looking forward to this one- I haven't heard much about it before!

  7. That book sounds entertaining. I am in the midst of researching and writing a series of articles on college financial aid - so this would be welcome humor!


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