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Author Talk with Irena Smith

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Golden Ticket: A Life in College Admissions Essays – with Irena Smith

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What do we, as parents, really mean when we say we want the best for our children?  Irena Smith addresses this question from a unique vantage point: as a former Stanford admissions officer, a private college counselor in Palo Alto, and a mother of three children, each of whom struggle to find their place in the long shadow of Stanford University. Her honest, raw, and deeply insightful memoir opens a much-needed conversation about extreme parenting, the weight of generational expectations, and what happens when Gen-X dreams meet unexpected realities.


August 15
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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