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Stabiner, Karen (1003843)
Stabiner, Karen (1003843)

Karen Stabiner

Karen Stabiner is a journalist who writes about food, health, and family issues. Some of her previous books include Family Table, a two-year collaboration with James Beard award-winning Michael Romano; the novel Getting In, a comic look at the college admissions sweepstakes; My Girl: Adventures with a Teen in Training, a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award; and All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters. She is a regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times' Opinion section, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Los Angeles Magazine, and The New Yorker. She lives in New York City with her family.

Getting In

Getting In

by Karen Stabiner

Q: What does a parent need to survive the college application process?

A. A sense of humor.
B. A therapist on 24-hour call.
C. A large bank balance.
D. All of the above.

Getting In is the roller-coaster story of five very different Los Angeles families united by a single ...

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