Muchnick Compiles Stories Into “Boarding School Survival Guide”

by Sam Cohen / The Phillipian
September 20, 2013

Without ever having set foot on campus, Christy Lam ’17 decided to journey from her hometown of Hong Kong to the snowy winters of Andover, Massachusetts. The Andover website became one of her most frequently-checked pages, and Lam turned to books—“Looking for Lost” by John Green and “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger—for guidance. Although the books and website provided reassuring insight, looking back, Lam said she would have wanted something more specific, a book written for a boarding school audience to answer all the little questions, offer honest advice and share experiences.

Next year’s incoming class of new boarding school students will have a resource to turn to thanks to Justin Muchnick ’16, whose book titled “The Boarding School Survival Guide” will be published in June.


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