Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different

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Donald Asher

Ten Speed Press

287 pages, $21.95.

A Princeton Review for the average teenage space cadet. As the title would indicate, this college guide is all over the place. Asher fills his book with various lists, supplemented by explanations and anecdotal sidebars. The book sticks mostly to schools with unique qualities: prep colleges, schools with great books programs, eco-schools, entrepreneurial and engineering schools, etc. (510) 559-1600,