Harvard or Bust
They'll get in their 'reach school' even if it kills them.
May 7, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 32 • By STEFAN BECK
Everything will be fine, for isn't that what overachievers deserve? Never mind that the quarter of their lives they just lost could have been spent, ahem, getting a solid education, learning subjects relevant to their interests, making close friends. . . . Suffice to say that when Robbins solicits fan mail for the "main characters," some of us will want to save it for the people we remember from high school, who were more worthy of our best and worst feelings than any physics test could have been.
Stefan Beck is a writer in Philadelphia.