See Jane Run… to Jail

Why I wasn’t sad to see my famous “mom friend” go to prison.

Jane Buckingham, marketing guru and parenting author convicted in the college admissions bribery scheme. Photo by Natalie Bell / CC BY (
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Looking back, I suppose I had naively assumed that privileged, educated adults couldn’t possibly behave so badly. Turns out, that’s exactly how they behave, and there’s scientific evidence why.

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Jane Buckingham’s first Modern Girl’s Guide.

Jane never addresses this question, probably because to her, the answer is self-evident: that access to the right parties, the right places and the right people is seen simply as a worthwhile end in itself.

The author and her daughter at USC undergraduate housing check-in, August 2019.
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Writer, filmmaker, professor, wife, mother, feeder, yeller.

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