Chasing Zeroes: The Rise of Student Debt, the Fall of the College Ideal, and One Overachiever’s Misguided Pursuit of Success

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Laura Newland's generation has worked the hardest to gain admission to elite colleges and paid the most to attend. But when Newland left her Alabama hometown and arrived at Duke University, she found a liberal arts campus unlike anything depicted in those glossy guidebooks. The hypercompetitive battle for internships begins freshman year, and the economic pressures--student loans, the daunting cost of graduate degrees, high unemployment--are relentless. This perfect storm, brewing on campuses across the country, has fueled a Wall Street recruiting machine that is winning over the best and the brightest. In no time, Newland was seduced.

From Newland's turbulent four years comes a provocative story of the higher education industry; the tension between ambition and indebtedness, privilege and purpose; and one student's journey to make sense of it all.

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Laura Newland grew up in Auburn, Alabama, a small college town with an 87,000-seat football stadium and just one high school. She attended Duke University and began writing "Chasing Zeroes" during her final semester. In 2010, Newland graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in economics. She moved to Philadelphia for a new job and finished "Chasing Zeroes" by writing for hours every morning before heading to the office. Newland now lives, works, and writes in Chicago. Her work has appeared in the New York Times's DealBook, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Learn more and get in touch at LauraNewland.com.

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"With great wit and searing insights, Laura Newland takes us on an eye-opening journey that is a cautionary tale and a marvel to behold."
--William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair contributing editor and New York Times bestselling author

"[Newland] tells an informative story about the lengths to which young graduates will go in pursuit of riches when their ability to pay off their college loans is at stake."
--Bloomberg

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