The year is 1983, high school graduation is on the horizon, and Edward is all set to have the most magical summer of his life. In the fall, he will attend Julliard, where he will study theater and music. Life is good. Then his newly-engaged father drops a bombshell: He will no longer pay for Edward's college unless Edward agrees to go into a more practical field of study (like business or law). Certainly Edward's new Evil Stepmother has something to do with it. Unwilling to give up on his dreams, Edward turns to his misfit friends for advice. Before long, the group has hatched a scheme of questionable legality that's sure to get Edward the cash he needs to pay for college. Hilarious mishaps, reckless mayhem, a 3-foot green ceramic Buddha, and a brush with the law (and the Mob) follow, and pretty soon Edward and Co. are in over their heads. Eventually Edward does get the cash he needs for college, although not in the way he expected. He also learns the value of friendship and has the most memorable summer of his life.
How I Paid For College is a checklist of things NOT to do when trying to save up $$ for something (college or otherwise). It's also one of the most hilarious books in our collection. Looking for a feel-good, laugh-out-loud funny book? This one's for you.--AJL