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Review: 'Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be' by Frank Bruni

Review: 'Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be' by Frank Bruni

A parent comes in to talk with a counselor in the College and Career Center of a suburban high school. She has some questions about college admission. A few minutes into the conversation, the parent says, "Let me go get my son, I want him to hear this." Whereupon she brings into the office her 18-month-old child. This is a true story. In certain zip codes in America, the mass psychosis of college admission starts early and settles in to stay — at every dinner party, in the carpool lane, on the soccer sidelines and in the offices of college counselors — from the age of 18 months and for the next 16 years. In "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote...

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