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Book is based on a true story from the early 1970s, during the period of "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll." Title is "A Cheap Education."

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Autobiographical Fiction
A Cheap Education
by Dr. David D. Schein

A coming of age fiction based on fact story. In 1970, A kid from the wrong side of the tracks wins a full scholarship to an Ivy League college in Philadelphia. He learns that education from the streets and hard knocks is a lot more valuable than what he learns in the classroom. "Sounds interesting!"


The Spring of 1969 was a tense time for a variety of reasons. The oldest of seven children in a military family in Norfolk, Virginia, the Vietnam War was a dominant factor for Aaron. The high school experience had been a blur. His parents always pushed getting into college, but as neither had attended college, they could do little to prepare him. They were also in no position to provide financial support.

The good news was that his strong grades and academic activities had landed him offers of admi...

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