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Lost in the Meritocracy free pdf A "New York Times" Notable Book
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From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers' pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn discovered that the temple of higher learning he had expected was instead just another arena for more gamesmanship, snobbery, and social climbing. In this whip-smart memoir of kissing-up, cramming, and competition, "Lost in the Meritocracy" reckons the costs of an educational system where the point is simply to keep accumulating points and never to look back--or within.
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About Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn is a regular reviewer for" Th"e "New York Times Book Review," and his work appears in" The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine," "Vogue," "Time, New York," "GQ "and "Esquire." He is the author of six previous works of fiction: "My Hard Bargain: Stories," "She Needed Me," "Thumbsucker," "Up in the Air," "Mission to America "and "The Unbinding." Kirn is a graduate of Princeton University and attended Oxford on a scholarship from the Keasby Foundation. He lives in Livingston, Montana.

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Author : Walter Kirn
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 01 June 2010
ISBN : 0307279456
EAN : 9780307279453
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 211 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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