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Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman, Girls with Bright Futures

Girls With Bright Future book jacket

Join our friends at Parent Edge for a discussion of the book Girls with Bright Futures with authors Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman.

Read the book and join the discussion about this fictional story of college admissions mania on steroids. The lessons of this very entertaining read parallel real life more than we may all want to admit...this book is definitely not a playbook for "how-to" but a cautionary tale.

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Girls with Bright Futures
Seattle authors Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman

If you're looking for other books on the topic of college admissions, here are two non-fiction reads recommended in a note from the authors:

"In addition to anecdotal experience, we devoured newspaper and magazine articles and several nonfiction books about the college process.

Two of our favorite books in this vein were Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz and Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni.

We were actually completing the first draft of our manuscript when the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal broke, and suddenly, this world we’d been depicting was all anyone could talk about. We found it validating on some level that our chosen topic was clearly part of the zeitgeist. And like most people, we were shocked by the extent of the criminality. What we were not surprised by was the parental anxiety component."


Event date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Girls with Bright Futures: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728216461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 2nd, 2021