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A Note from the Author

The Art of the College Essay is a "wise and worthy companion throughout the college admissions journey." This book has helped thousands of students get into the school of their dreams. I'm so happy to be able to give it to you. 

– Gabrielle Glancy, College Admissions Guru

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Here's What Readers Had to Say

Helping students get into the school of their dreams

"The Art of the College Essay had me at the first sentence. Glancy's writing is powerfully direct -- a hand reaching out to grab you by the collar. "You can do this," she tells us. "I'll show you how."

Erin Van Rheenen Senior Editor, SF Exploratorium  

"Glancy's book is all you need to write a winning college essay. She takes you through the steps in a way that's fun and easy -- and makes sense. This book is short, interesting and will help you get the job done with less time pulling your hair out!"

Gladys Kathman Amazon Review

“Readable, funny and smart, The Art of the College Essay takes the anxiety out of the writing process and replaces it with a completely organic, common sense way of getting to the heart of what you’re going to say. It is the book on the subject of writing college essays.”

Jessica Brenner, Columbia University 

“Gabrielle Glancy has written an innovative, entertaining, utterly brilliant how-to guide to writing the most important essay you will ever write.”

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