This file photo shows Freshman Chris Chen working on his notebook computer on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This file photo shows Freshman Chris Chen working on his notebook computer on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In the next few weeks, high school students around the country will begin getting letters from colleges to which they’ve applied. Many will be rejections. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni says that over the last few decades Americans have distorted the entire college admissions process. We’ve made young people – and their parents – believe that acceptance to one of the nation’s top colleges is the key to success. And that being denied entry will keep many other doors in life closed. In a new book, Bruni explains why that’s flat-out wrong. Bruni makes an argument for stopping what he calls the “college admissions mania.”

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  • Frank Bruni op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His books include "Born Round," about his relationship with food, and "Ambling into History," about President George W. Bush.

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Excerpted from “Where You’ll Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,” by Frank Bruni. Copyright 2015. Grand Central Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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