Andrew Ferguson’s Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College (Simon & Schuster) shares more with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation than it does with other college admissions guidebooks. Ferguson, an editor of the conservative-leaning magazine The Weekly Standard and a father, writes about his experiences traveling through the tangled wood of guidance counselors, college ranking guides, essay-writing guides, SAT prep, college touring, and the FAFSA. Along the way, he stops to make more than a few criticisms of academe beyond the admissions process. By the end (spoiler alert), Ferguson’s son is accepted at “BSU” — Big State University.
Source: Inside Higher Ed