Edward Zanni

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

How I Paid for College Publisher's Summary

From syndicated humor columnist Marc Acito comes a wildly inventive and hysterically funny novel that is equal parts Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fame, Risky Business, Dead Poets Society, and The Catcher in the Rye.

It's 1983, and 17-year-old Edward Zanni wants to study acting at Juilliard, but his newly remarried father, who earns too much for Edward to claim scholarship money, refuses to pay. So, Edward enlists the aid of his creative theater pals to swindle the money from his father. Posing as nuns and priests, the troupe concocts embezzlement and money laundering schemes to get Edward his badly needed cash.

How I Paid for College is a hilarious coming-of-age story that rings true with anyone who's ever dared to dream big.

©2004 Marc Acito (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • How I Paid for College

    • A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater
    • By: Marc Acito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    From syndicated humor columnist Marc Acito comes a wildly inventive and hysterically funny novel that is equal parts Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fame, Risky Business, Dead Poets Society, and The Catcher in the Rye.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny funny funny

    • By Lee on 10-06-04

    Regular price: $30.07

  • Book 2

    • Attack of the Theater People

    • By: Marc Acito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama school because he's just too "jazz hands" for Juilliard. He moves to New York City and lands a job working as a stealth guest at corporate parties. When he gets caught up in an insider trading scandal, his crew of theater friends comes to his rescue.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Revenge of the sequel.

    • By Dan on 07-08-09

    Regular price: $32.87