Does March Madness bring to mind college admissions instead of NCAA showdowns? Are you sick and tired of the status-mongering of college admission that brings $150-an-hour SAT test prep? Oh, and did you know there are more than 10 colleges in the United States worth applying to? Well, we've got a cure for what ails you - the excellent new book from New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Where You Go Is Not Who You...

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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren

     Never thought I would find myself reading the memoir of an 18-year-old who finds herself in the harem of the brother of the Sultan of Brunei. But when two writers I respect -- Sukey Forbes and Aidan Donnelley Rowley -- spoke highly of Some Girls, I pushed the "buy" button. This is the absolutely absorbing tale of a young woman who was so lost and yet tells a tale that so fully imparts who...

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