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July 5, 2009
Walter Kirn
Author, "Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever"
Walter Kirn BIO:
CURRENT:
·Author, Reviewer, Writer
·Contributor to The New York Times Book Review
·Contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine
·Contributing editor to Time

BOOKS:
·My Hard Bargain: Stories (1990)
·She Needed Me (1992)
·Thumbsucker (1999) Made into Movie
·Up in the Air (2001) Made into Movie
·Mission to America (2005
·The Unbinding (2006)
·Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (2009)

EDUCATION
·B.A. English, Princeton University (1983)
·English Literature, Oxford University

PERSONAL
Two Children.

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Info: Our guest is Walter Kirn who has a new book "Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever." In his first non-fiction book, Mr. Kirn tells the story of his years at Princeton University in the 1980s. Walter Kirn regularly writes for The New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Time, New York, GQ, and Esquire. He has written six fiction books including "Up in the Air" which is being made into a movie starring George Clooney to be released this fall.





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