In the Stacks Episode 30: Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar

A video book review of Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar. To purchase the book, click here.

"It’s freshman year here at Dexter, a college in rural Maine, where we meet Shipley Gilbert, a shining golden girl and the assorted satellites who orbit her universe. Cum laude traditionally means to graduate with honors. For this group it means a decadent atmosphere that allows every sort of experimentation.

"A complete parody of small liberal arts college life is here: post-prep school slacker stoners, lesbian professors, the jock-turned-pill-abusing artist, adults too absorbed with their own problems to care, authorities who look the other way, the townies. Everyone has their secrets, including Shipley." —Michelle Z. from In the

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