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At age 25, Jeremy Iversen went undercover as a high school senior. He took six classes five days a week, from 7:45 AM to 3:00 PM: Government, French, English, Video Production, Biology, and Ceramics. He spent a semester immersed in the cliques, classes, drugs, sex, and social anxieties that define high school life today. His classmates included Goths, punks, drug dealers, rich kids, preppies, surfers, Christians, skinheads - just about every type of kid you can imagine. During his time as an undercover student, he recalls: "I've been to assembly, voted in student council elections , dissected cats in biology, gone to parties and school plays, gotten sent to detention, had meetings with my counsellor, been invited to people's houses, met their parents, hid from the cops, attended youth group, hung out at the mall, been to rallies, gone to the beach, Disneyland, the prom, played Lazer Tag, seen fights, seen pranks, seen endless drama, signed yearbooks, went to Grad Night, and graduated." High School Confidentialis irresistibly narrated in 3-4 page sections, each chronicling the experiences of one of a revolving cast of main characters, interspersed with Jeremy's own insightful commentary and personal crises as he attempts to maintain his undercover status. It's as readable as the best commercial fiction, but has the added benefit of being absolutely, astoundingly true.
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
"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."