Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to Lumpkin Home College! Why Lumpkin, you ask? Because, Bradley H. Lumpkin, you took Ceramics instead of Physics. Because "Pot Is My Passion" wasn't a smart topic for your college application essay. Because of that thing with the police. Because, honey, you have no choice.
Home Colleging is the perfect book for any parent who has ever completed the grueling marathon of getting a child into college--and for every kid who survived the process. Written by two Harvard Lampoon alumnae and coauthors of How to Regain Your Virginity, and illustrated throughout, this hilarious spoof revolves around Mrs. Lumpkin's plan to home-college her loser son, Bradley. The satire is spot-on: There's the Campus: Situated on a sweeping quarter acre in a center-hall Colonial that could use some paint . . . The Mission Statement: We're just trying to make the best of a bad situation. The Course Catalog: Archaeology 206: Includes a field trip to Bradley H. Lumpkin's bed, where we will excavate for pizza crusts and coinage, as well as cell phones dating back to the early paleo-iPhone era.
Plus Student Clubs (A Cappella in the Shower), Greek Life (Feta Cheese Thursdays), Athletics--the court-ordered weekly trip to pick up litter along exits 37 to 39. But do take note: Lumpkin does not have a liquor license.
About the Author
Patricia Marx and Sarah Payne Stuart are the coauthors of How to Regain Your Virginity and alumnae of The Harvard Lampoon. Marx, a staff writer for The New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live, is the author of the novels Starting from Happy and Him, Her, Him Again, the End of Him. She lives in New York.
Sarah Payne Stuart and Patricia Marx are the coauthors of How to Regain Your Virginity and alumnae of The Harvard Lampoon. Sarah Payne Stuart is the author of the novels Men in Trouble and The Year Roger Wasn’t Well, and the memoirs My First Cousin Once Removed and, most recently, Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town. She lives in Maine or New York, she isn’t sure.