Lost in the Meritocracy
|Media type||Print (Hardback|
|Pages||224 pp (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-385-52128-6 (hardback edition)|
Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever is a 2009 memoir by Walter Kirn. It describes his own trip through the American education system from rural Minnesota to Princeton University.
The author also wrote an earlier essay under the same title for The Atlantic.
- Random House catalog
- Atlantic, January-February 2005
- New York Times Sunday Book Review, May 21, 2009
- New York Times, May 17, 2009
- New York Times Notable Books list
- Washington Post, June 7, 2009
- Commentary Magazine, June 2009
- Time Magazine, Short list of things to do, May 29, 2009
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