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.... Joy, in turn, had jumped the waiting listonKatiea#39;s new Prius becauseevery three months she dispatched the jowlsof a grateful Toyota dealerwitha jolt of Botox. ... she wasvice presidentof school council; they dabbled in community service enough toget credit for being humanitarians. ... Dan handed overall three annotated copiestothemost sycophantic of the paralegals in his firm, with instructions toturntheanbsp;...
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