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How I paid for college: a novel of sex, theft, friendship & musical theater

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Pub. Date:
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Language:
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A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused New Jersey teenager's larcenous quest for his acting school tuition It's 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller--type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward's father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard. Edward's truly in a bind. He's ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He's unable to contact his mother because she's somewhere in Peru trying to commune with Incan spirits. And, as a sure sign he's destined for a life in the arts, Edward's incapable of holding down a job. So he turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit friends to help him steal the tuition money from his father, all the while practicing for his high school performance of Grease . Disguising themselves as nuns and priests, they merrily scheme their way through embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, and blackmail. But, along the way, Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work, and how you're not really a man until you can beat up your father--metaphorically, that is. How I Paid for College is a farcical coming-of-age story that combines the first-person tone of David Sedaris with the byzantine plot twists of Armistead Maupin. It is a novel for anyone who has ever had a dream or a scheme, and it marks the introduction to an original and audacious talent.

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ISBN:
076791841
9780767919609
9780767918411
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.9, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
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Full title how i paid for college
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It's 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller--type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward's father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard.

Edward's truly in a bind. He's ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He's unable to contact his mother because she's somewhere in Peru trying to commune with Incan spirits. And, as a sure sign he's destined for a life in the arts, Edward's incapable of holding down a job. So he turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit friends to help him steal the tuition money from his father, all the while practicing for his high school performance of Grease. Disguising themselves as nuns and priests, they merrily scheme their way through embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, and blackmail. But, along the way, Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work, and how you're not really a man until you can beat up your father--metaphorically, that is.

How I Paid for College is a farcical coming-of-age story that combines the first-person tone of David Sedaris with the byzantine plot twists of Armistead Maupin. It is a novel for anyone who has ever had a dream or a scheme, and it marks the introduction to an original and audacious talent.
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subject_facet Acting -- Study and teaching -- Fiction, Amateur theater -- Fiction, College and school drama -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Fund raising -- Fiction, High school students -- Fiction, New Jersey -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction, Tuition -- Fiction
title_display How I paid for college : a novel of sex, theft, friendship & musical theater
title_full How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater Edward Zanni Series, Book 1, How I paid for college : a novel of sex, theft, friendship & musical theater / Marc Acito
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title_sub a novel of sex, theft, friendship & musical theater
topic_facet Acting, Amateur theater, College and school drama, Fiction, Friendship, Fund raising, High school students, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Study and teaching, Teenage boys, Tuition