High School Confidential

Secrets of an Undercover Student

About The Book

It's spring semester at Mirador High in Southern California, and twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Iversen is going deep undercover to deliver the real deal about the dull classes and fast times of American teens today.

Trading in his suit and tie for jeans and skater shoes, Iversen posed as a senior transfer student. He took six classes five days a week, dissected a cat, got sent to detention, hung out at the mall, signed yearbooks, and graduated in cap and gown. He infiltrated the homes of his teenage friends, met their parents, and went to their parties. For one entire semester, he led the life of a modern-day high school student -- and lived to tell all about it.

Going way beyond the usual clichés of jock and nerd, the book introduces readers to a revolving cast of fascinating characters from every walk of social life: promiscuous freshmen girls, lunchtime alcoholics, evangelical Christians, perfectionist drug dealers, masochistic vampires, steroid-raging baseball stars, and one principal who will stop at nothing to make her failing school look good.

In this fast-paced exposé, Jeremy Iversen blows the lid off a secret world in which the sexual revolution runs unchecked, where the use of recreational drugs is chronic, and where apathetic teachers don't even bother to teach. This Wild West wonderland, however, lives by strict unwritten rules and ultraconservative politics, creating a pressure cooker of conflict that's bound to explode. High School Confidential isn't confidential anymore.

About The Author

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Jeremy Iversen recently graduated from Stanford, where he served as vice-president of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and rush chair for the entire university. After a stint as a runway model, he spent six months undercover in high school, pretending to be a 17-year-old surfer, and wrote about the once-in-a-lifetime experience in his bestselling book High School Confidential. He is currently pursuing a career in acting, and lives in Los Angeles.  Visit him online at www.JeremyIversen.com

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 19, 2006)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743293822

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Raves and Reviews

"Shows like Laguna Beach try to expose the shocking reality of teen life, but really nothing could compare to Jeremy Iversen's experience of posing as a student.... It's a fascinating read."

-- CNN Showbiz Tonight

"Iversen's mastery of story made me fall in love with every one of his classmates, and his sense of suspense and timing made me carry this book around for days....Dude. It's like, one of the best books you'll read this year."

-- Terri Schlichenmeyer, nationally syndicated columnist

"[Readers] will find themselves wrapped up in the lives of [Iversen's] kids. He catches them at their very worst and their best as they rage, dream, and struggle to move on with their lives."

-- Booklist

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