College Admission in the Washington PostPosted on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:41
College Admission is featured in "A Summer Reading List from College Admission Counselors" in Valerie Strauss' Washington Post Answer Sheet blog. Thank you to Kenyon College Dean Jennifer Delahunty for recommending our book! This is a great list overall, assembled by Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling of The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire with suggestions for parents and students, as well as some all-around fun summer reading such as Claude Steele's “Whistling Vivaldi," recommended by: Susan Weingartner, Director of College Counseling at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School and Michael Pollan's “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World” recommended by Bates College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.The list also includes one of our favorite YA books, John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars". Read it before you see the movie. But see the movie -- it's marvelous, too! And please check out Jennifer Delahunty's "I'm Going to College -- Not You!" (also recommended). A New York Times op-ed penned by Delahunty went viral, sparking interest in an entire book of essays on the subject of parenting through the college process -- with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Jane Hamilton, Joe Queenan, and more, including (full disclosure) College Admission's Christine VanDeVelde. Enjoy! Nothing better than a terrific summer reading list!