Picks and Pans Review: 5 Things I Learned About
updated 03/14/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/14/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Andrew Ferguson's memoir shares some advice-and some adventures-from his son's quest to gain admission into college.
1 College fairs are all the same. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all.
2 Demystify the Ivy League by having your kid spend a day with real Ivy Leaguers.
3 Visit all student restrooms on the campus tour; they often unlock the school's secrets.
4 Avoid the Internet as much as you can. There is such a thing as too much advice.
5 RELAX. Chances are overwhelming that your child will be happy wherever he or she ends up.