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A few weeks ago, Marc Scheer contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his book. Almost immediately, the name grabbed my attention and interest. Titled No Sucker Left Behind: Avoiding The Great College Rip-off, this books name is a parody of President Bushs program, No Child Left Behind 어도비 플래시 플레이어 동영상. I quickly emailed Marc back and told him that I would be very interested in reviewing his book.
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After waking his readers up with those shocking numbers, Marc explains how much debt actually costs and lists a six-step process to decide how much debt is acceptable. (I personally think that for 1 out of 1,000 students student loans might be reasonable, but the majority of students should avoid debt at all costs.)
Marc Scheers excellent use of statistics throughout his No Sucker Left Behind helps emphasize his points and make the dangers and traps more obvious.
Whenever someone writes a somewhat-controversial book (i.e. a book that tells the truth, however difficult it may be) everyone starts questioning its sources. Actually, this is a good thing, because, if we were not wary of strange, new ideas, anyone could write a book advocating any crazy opinion and change peoples minds. However, No Sucker Left Behind does not present strange opinions; it explains the truth and uses plenty of solid references to prove it.
In the back of the book, Marc provides hundreds (842 to be exact) of references. These annotations are used to backup and support every fact and statistic in his book. In fact, he has an average of 3.32 references per page!
One might suppose that with all the references and statistics No Sucker Left Behind would be a dry, tedious book. Thankfully, this is not the case. Utilizing strong writing skills and a well-developed sense of humor, Marc Scheer keeps you laughing through the entire book allowing you to absorb critical information which will help you save time and money during college and afterward.
Who Is This Book For?
I highly recommend No Sucker Left Behind to any college student or college parent who wants to learn what is really happening and how to avoid the great college rip-off. [Update: As Stephanie mentions in the comments, this book is also excellent for high school students. Thanks for noticing, Stephanie!] While this book can be found inexpensively on Amazon.com, I will be giving away a free copy to one of my readers. Watch for further details soon. [Update: The book giveaway is live July 28 – August 4. Enter here.]