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ISBN: 1419307401
ISBN13: 978-1419307409
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Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Rating: 4.5
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HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE, A Novel of SEX, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater by Marc Acito is simply put, brilliant. I found the book on Phillip Margolin's website as a book he enjoyed and since I enjoy his books, well, here it is. This book doesn't need a summary here, it just needs to be said, rush, a get yourself a copy and read it. It is a coming of age story, a story about the arts and those in it, its is very very believable, the characters are know some of these folks in you life, and heart felt, and even sexy. Oh, did I say laugh out loud funny!! So HIGHLY RECOMMENDED .
What a joyful and hilarious romp this book is! Reading it is like watching a zany, screwball comedy- there were some bits that had me laughing so hard I had to take a moment and just revel in the wackiness. I mean, try to keep a straight face when the hero's evil Teutonic stepmonster confronts him on his girlfriend's front porch with charges of stealing. Or while the Creative Vandalism team is wreaking havoc on the neighborhood.

The most gratifying quality of `How I Paid for College' isn't, however, the book's comedy but its great sense of the general goodness of mankind. Marc Acito loves and respects his characters very much, even when they are in trouble, and the reader finishes the book with the sense of high good humor usually reserved for the best kind of `feel good' movie. In fact, in order to accurately describe the book to friends, and you will find yourself talking about it with your friends, it's easiest to rely on theatrical or cinematic vocabulary. Part of the reason is the racing, hilarious quality of the story, but mostly it's because the story has a `here and now' quality to them. For example, the scene (see?) of the school's opening night of Godspell perfectly conveys the quiet, awesome roar you feel yourself part of when something really extraordinary is happening on stage or on the screen. Being able to make the reader a part of that is a gift. How I Paid For College is a superb coming-of-age story and it would make a great movie, but it's perfectly fine to read it for the belly laughs, too. In fact, I hope you do buy this madcap book. You're going to love it, and you're going to be glad you did.
How I Paid for College is an absolutely riveting, hilarious and brilliant read. I felt that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, but then immediately would force myself to slow down -- not wanting to end my immersion in the world of Mark Acito's characters.

No matter what your age, you will instantly relate to the story of an adolescent's struggle for his own identity in a world that sometimes outwardly and unashamedly conspires to keep him from reaching his dreams. Mark Acito writes with a passion, and I read How I Paid for College in the same spirit.

If you have been in search of a dynamic novel that will stay with you for years to come, and would like to read something so hilarious and touching that you will find yourself constantly quoting to friends as you read -- you absolutely must read Mark Acito's book.

digytal soul
I was a senior at university in 1983, which is the same year this book starts out. Like the main character, I was deeply conflicted about my sexuality and had suffered financial repercussions from my family when they learned that I seemed to swing both ways. This fiction resonates with believabilty, reality and clarity, and even mirrors some of my real experiences. This is a serious book embellished with wit and camp and enough cultural references to fell a deer. It was impossible for me to put down. Should be required,reading for gay men over the age of 40, because so many of us can relate to this rag-tag group of misfits.
I wasn't blown away by this book. I bought it because I have lots of friends in Portland and they wanted to get a better sense of who Marc Acito is before they bought tickets to Holidaze! I decided to help them out.
How I Paid for College is a well written, comical, coming of age story. Every adult in the world can read this book and say " Been there, done that!" At some points however, I felt it was moving too fast and I couldn't keep up with all the connections and reference points. Maybe that's just because I'm getting old!! Too much time has passed since I was a teenager.
Overall, I enjoyed it and my friends have tickets to Holidaze for next week!!
Linda C. Wright
Author, One Clown Short
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