There are, of course, many other great sources of information that relate to stress in the college preparation and application process. I’ve started off by listing what I consider to be the best available and will add more later.


Where You Go is not Who You’ll Be, by Frank Bruni. This is an excellent book by a New York Times reporter that makes the same case as I have, but approaches it more through anecdotes: lots and lots of powerful anecdotes about and interviews with public figures who talk about how they arrived at a high level of achievement in their field after having studied at a college not among the most selective. This is an easy and entertaining read, and an essential look at the topic.