Academy X

Academy X

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A parody of the culture of power and privilege at a New York City private school follows the misadventures of English teacher John Spencer, who is struggling through the final weeks of the spring semester.

McMillan Palgrave

The Nanny Diaries meets Lucky Jim in this devilish satire of the culture of power and privilege at a New York City private school.

John Spencer, an English teacher at the elite Academy X, is struggling through the final weeks of the spring semester. But keeping his students focused on the genius and wit of Jane Austen is the least of his problems. His crush on the sexy librarian is beginning to warp his judgment. An unexpected promotion leaves him drowning in a sea of academic intrigue. Pushy parents demanding higher grades lurk behind every corner and a favorite pupil suddenly reveals a cunning and sophistication far beyond her years. With each bumbling effort to keep everyone happy (and get his girl!), John digs himself deeper into trouble, until his very career is at stake. Witty and rollicking, Academy X is a priceless peek into New York City's top private schools—indeed into elite schools all over the country—where parents risk all for their child's academic resume and no price is too high (or pressure too great) to achieve a coveted admission to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton.



Blackwell North Amer
John Spencer, an English teacher at the elite Academy X, is struggling through the final weeks of the spring semester. But keeping his students focused on the genius and wit of Jane Austen is the least of his problems. His crush on the sexy librarian is beginning to warp his judgment. An unexpected promotion leaves him drowning in a sea of academic intrigue. Pushy parents demanding higher grades lurk behind every corner, and a favorite pupil suddenly reveals a cunning and sophistication far beyond her years. With each bumbling effort to keep everyone happy, John digs himself deeper into trouble until his very career is at stake. Academy X is a peek into New York City's top private schools - indeed into elite schools all over the country - where parents risk everything for their child's academic success, and no price is too high to achieve a coveted admission to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton.

Baker
& Taylor

A trenchant parody of the culture of power and privilege at a New York City private school follows the misadventures of English teacher John Spencer, who is struggling through the final weeks of the spring semester, while dealing with his crush on a sexy librarian, a surprise promotion, academic intrigues, pushy parents, sophisticated students, and other ills.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596911772
1596911778
Branch Call Number: FIC TREES
Characteristics: 246 p. ;,22 cm

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