Each year, three lucky Harvard students cash in big—in the most unlikely of ways. The Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting doles out money and praise to undergraduates in order to, in their words, “recognize and encourage book collecting by undergraduates at Harvard.” Fifteen Minutes is tickled by this quaint and lucrative award (first place is $1,500), and, like Noah M. Silver ’10, we yearn to see our collection on display in Lamont. And so, Visiting Committee, FM humbly presents its own collection of 15 books and publications.
1. “The Andy Warhol Diaries,” by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett
2. “A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano,” by Ruben Navarette, Jr.
3. “The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks,” by Dale DeGroff
4. “How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life,” plagiarized by Kaavya Viswanathan ’08
5. “Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment,” by Anthony Lewis ’48
6. “The Elements of Style,” by William Strunk, Jr.
7. “Look What You Can Make With Newspapers, Magazines, and Greeting Cards (Craft),” by Kathy Ross and Hank Schneider
8. “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” by Drew G. Faust
9. Us Weekly (1-year auto-renewal)
10. “The Geeks’ Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People,” by Garth Sundem
11. “Shag Your Way To The Top: The Real Fast Track To Success,” by Imah Goer
12. “The Devil Wears Prada,” by Lauren Weisberger
13. “50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked For Them Can Help You Get Into The College of Your Choice,” by The Harvard Crimson
14. “Kama Sutra: Sexual Positions for Him and for Her,” by Anne Hooper
15. “The Student Newspaper Survival Guide,” by Rachele Kanigel