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How I Paid for College

Paperback $13.00

Aug 02, 2005 | 288 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Sep 07, 2004

  • Paperback $13.00

    Aug 02, 2005 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Sep 07, 2004

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"Marc Acito’s rollicking first novel is, by turns, sweet, sexy, and outrageous. Powered by the author’s devious imagination, the story shows us a handful of teenagers driven to larceny, embezzlement, and impersonation—all in the name of higher education. Beneath the story’s beguiling shtick, though, is a more serious issue—the complications inherent in the difficult business of becoming ourselves. A great graduation gift."

—Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There

"Witty… peppered with pitch-perfect, archly adolescent asides… The ease with which Acito has choreographed [these] crazy capers makes you hope there’s a lot more where all this came from."

New York Times Book Review

"Acito has fantastic narrative chops, writing funny, fast, and satisfying chapters… This is a book for mature readers that reminds us what a blast immaturity can be."


Like the class clown willing to do anything for a laugh, [How I Paid for College is] funny, entertaining, and ultimately endearing."


"A coming-of-age, coming-out tale that escapes triteness and predictability thanks to Acito’s eye for the absurd truth."

TimeOut New York

"Dazzling… a thumbs-up winner from a storyteller whose future looks as bright as that of his young hero."

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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