Conning Harvard: The True Story of the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League

Conning Harvard: The True Story of the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League

by Julie Zauzmer, Xi Yu
     
 

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The inside story of the serial scammer who forged his way into the nation's most prestigious university.

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The inside story of the serial scammer who forged his way into the nation's most prestigious university.

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"Conning Harvard proves that what I did over 40 years ago is 4,000 times easier to do today due to technology. Technology breeds crime and makes replicating documents and falsifying paper child's play. This, added with the fact that we live in an extremely unethical society that doesn't teach ethics at home and doesn't teach ethics at school because the teacher would be accused of teaching morality, has brought us today to a country full of Adam Wheelers. For those that are naive, a must read." --Frank W. Abagnale, author of Catch Me If You Can ". . . the bizarre nature of the case is hook enough." --Publishers Weekly Zauzmer's well-researched book is practically a how-to guide for scamming a college admissions process…To report on the extent of Wheeler's fraud, Zauzmer scrutinizes the college admissions system even more carefully than her subject did... --Philadelphia Inquirer The startling revelations about Wheeler's exploits accumulate so quickly in Julie Zauzmer's ripping 'Conning Harvard' that at times this meticulously reported nonfiction narrative reads like a potboiler." -The Washington Post "A handbook for teens on how not to get into Harvard--and, perhaps, a reminder that Harvard isn't infallible." --Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762786763
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Julie M. Zauzmer is a Harvard College senior who began covering the Wheeler story as a beat reporter on The Harvard Crimson two years ago. She is currently the managing editor of The Crimson. As an aspiring journalist from Pennsylvania, Julie has served as an intern at the daily newspaper The Philadelphia Bulletin and at Philly.com, the website of Philadelphia's two most prominent newspapers. During the year 2008, she created and recorded a weekly podcast called 52 Ways to Change the World!, which shared fun, quick, and easy ways for listeners to make a difference in daily life. Her podcast, which remains available on iTunes and at www.52ways.org, has currently been downloaded over 50,000 times.

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