August 12, 2010

By Word Of Mouth

We hear that an incoming member of the Class of 2014 has a famous dad who writes for an even more famous magazine. The student's dad - who is also a successful businessman and bestselling author - attended Vassar, although he didn't graduate.

1 comment:

Stampeding Donkey said...

Well just from a quick Web search, it looks like we have two suspects:

1. Neil Strauss -- Writer and journalist for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. He reached fame with his bestselling investigation of the seduction community, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists". Strauss is owns a publishing firm under the umbrella of HarperCollins and a company that teaches guys how to pick up chicks. The only problem is that he's 36, which means that he'd have been 18 when his kid was born. Considering his lifestyle, it's possible that he was active; a baby may help explain why he left college early.

2. Anthony Bourdain -- Less likely. Host of the Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," where he goes around the world eating nasty stuff. He wrote a bestseller in 2000, a behind-the-scenes expose on life in the kitchen of classy restaurants. Bourdain attended Vassar before transferring to the CIA, and though no college-age children are mentioned, records are thin about a marriage he was in during the 80s and 90s. Still, it's probably not him...