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Suzy Lee Weiss Fires Back on the Today Show

Writer of the college rejection paean to end all paeans responds to critics

Adam Chandler
April 04, 2013
Suzy Lee Weiss(WSJ)
Suzy Lee Weiss(WSJ)

A story we’ve been following closely–how could we not? she’s mishpucha–is the tale of Suzy Lee Weiss, a high school senior, who quite publicly and satirically grappled with her college rejections in the pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Her article spawned countless response pieces, some of which defended her and some of which accused her of being entitled. How would this all be resolved? On the Today Show, of course, where Suzy Lee Weiss appeared earlier this morning to defend her name.

If you haven’t been following the kerfuffle, this ought to catch you up.

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Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.