Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school.
First aired Summer 2013:
"I’m slowly becoming a repository for decomposing sorrows, regrets, ignored injustice, and forgotten promises".
"How I Got Into College" show, so this is the story of how one guy named Emir Kamenica got into college".
Michael Lewis, moderate or introduces Emir Kamenica young man whose life journey mirrors the to quote the description on the back of the book, The Fortress, “overcomes the psychological anguish of war, only to find that he has emerged a reflective and contemplative man in a society that does not value the subversive implications of these qualities.”
Michael Lewis is a pretty well-known writer and reporter. His books Moneyball and The Blind Side were made into movies. He has two best sellers about Wall Street, Liar’s Poker and The Big Short.
Emir Kamenica - I’m slowly becoming a repository for decomposing sorrows, regrets, ignored injustice, and forgotten promises. I can still feel its stench. But when I get accustomed to it, I will call it experience.
These stories tell a lot about ourselves and can mean different things to many people, but the most important …on the experience… why we fight?
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