Guilty Admissions by Nicole LaPorte audiobook

Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies behind the College Cheating Scandal

By Nicole LaPorte

Twelve, 12/Twelve 9781538717097
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 02/23/2021

    ISBN: 9781549106941

The shockingly true story of the Varsity Blues scandal, involving crazy parents, privilege, and con men. An entertaining exposé on how the other half gets in. Guilty Admissions weaves together the story of an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer, and how he preyed on the desperation of some of the country’s wealthiest families living in a world defined by fierce competition, who function under constant pressure to get into the “right” schools, starting with pre-school; non-stop fundraising and donation demands in the form of multi-million-dollar galas and private parties; and a community of deeply insecure parents who will do anything to get their kids into name-brand colleges in order to maintain their own A-list status. Investigative reporter Nicole LaPorte lays bare the source of this insecurity — that in 2019, no special “hook” in the form of legacy status, athletic talent, or financial giving can guarantee a child’s entrance into an elite school. The result is paranoia, deception, and true crimes at the peak of the American social pyramid. With a glittering cast of Hollywood actors — including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — hedge fund CEOs, sales executives, and media titans, Guilty Admissions is a soap-opera-slash-sneak-peek-behind-the-curtains at America’s richest social circles; an examination of the cutthroat world of college admissions; and a parable of American society in 2019, when the country is run by a crass tycoon and all totems of status and achievement have become transactional and removed from traditions of ethical restraint. A world where the rich get whatever they want, however they want it.

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The shockingly true story of the Varsity Blues scandal, involving crazy parents, privilege, and con men. An entertaining exposé on how the other half gets in.

Guilty Admissions weaves together the story of an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer, and how he preyed on the desperation of some of the country’s wealthiest families living in a world defined by fierce competition, who function under constant pressure to get into the “right” schools, starting with pre-school; non-stop fundraising and donation demands in the form of multi-million-dollar galas and private parties; and a community of deeply insecure parents who will do anything to get their kids into name-brand colleges in order to maintain their own A-list status.

Investigative reporter Nicole LaPorte lays bare the source of this insecurity — that in 2019, no special “hook” in the form of legacy status, athletic talent, or financial giving can guarantee a child’s entrance into an elite school. The result is paranoia, deception, and true crimes at the peak of the American social pyramid.

With a glittering cast of Hollywood actors — including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — hedge fund CEOs, sales executives, and media titans, Guilty Admissions is a soap-opera-slash-sneak-peek-behind-the-curtains at America’s richest social circles; an examination of the cutthroat world of college admissions; and a parable of American society in 2019, when the country is run by a crass tycoon and all totems of status and achievement have become transactional and removed from traditions of ethical restraint.

A world where the rich get whatever they want, however they want it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thrilling ride…We’re privy to some serious dirt. LaPorte has clearly done her homework.” Boston Globe on The Men Who Would Be King

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Author Bio: Nicole LaPorte

Author Bio: Nicole LaPorte

Nicole LaPorte is the author of The Men Who Would Be King: Movies, Moguls, and a Company Called Dreamworks, as well as Guilty Admissions. She is a Los Angeles based senior writer for Fast Company. She previously was a columnist for the New York Times and a staff writer for Newsweek, the Daily Beast, and Variety. She also wrote the “Rules of Hollywood” column for the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English