An August of Books About College—Debt, Athletics, and Getting In

Next: The Future of Higher Education
Forget about “if it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Press.” For the next month, it should be “if it’s Tuesday, it must be a new book on higher ed.”
The summer always provides time for a respite to read—and this summer in particular is one where hopefully we’re all taking off a bit more time to relax and catch-up with family and friends. I’m taking off more time than usual, which is why this newsletter is being delivered to your in-box less frequently until September.
If you’re into non-fiction, have kids in the college search or going off to college, or work in and around campuses, this is the month for books about higher ed.
I’ve read four of the seven books listed below. I’ll be writing a lot more about many of them in the coming months.
First, a few announcements…
📚 Giveaways. I’m giving away free copies of these new books in August, with an added bonus: a copy of the revised hardcover edition of my book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, which comes out this fall. Details to come on Instagram, so follow me there for details.
🖥 NEXT on LinkedIn Live returns in two weeks. Join me as I interview newsmakers, authors, admissions deans, and people in higher ed.
  • August 12 at Noon ET: Aviva Legatt, author of Get Real and Get In: How to Get Into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self.
  • August 19 at Noon ET: EdSurge reporter Jeff Young, host of the limited-run podcast series Bootstraps, which looks at some of the popular myths and assumptions of education.
  • Follow me LinkedIn to get notifications when we’re live.
📢 College admissions group. My friends at Grown & Flown have started a paid membership group for parents navigating the college admissions process. It offers live sessions with experts and a community of parents to help answer your questions about getting in and paying for college.
🗓 Events. My fall and winter calendar is filling up with virtual and in-person book talks and workshops for high school parent groups and college counselors interested in professional development related to my book, as well as college leaders and trustees interested in the future of higher education after the pandemic. Reach out if you’re interested in learning more.

Books: Debt, Athletics, and Getting In
The Story of Student Debt
Getting In By Being Yourself
Admissions Tales from an Insider
Racial Inequality in Higher Ed
Tutoring the Elite
The Myth of Amateurism
A Companion for the College Search
Mixed Feelings on Post-Covid College
How 20-Somethings Landed their Dream Jobs
The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off
Can Microinternships Melp More Women Break Into Tech?
Until next time, Cheers — Jeff
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