Alan Gelb
CONQUERING THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS IN 10 STEPS, THIRD EDITION: Crafting a Winning Personal Essay Statement (Ten Speed Press, 2017)
HAVING THE LAST SAY : Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story (TarcherPerigee, 2015)

Alan Gelb is a writing coach and author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Now in its second edition, Conquering the College Admissions Essay has taught thousands of students to uncover special stories that overburdened admissions counselors remember and is consistently ranked the #1 college essay book on Amazon. He is also the author of Having the Last Say, which builds on the work he has done with high school students to enable older people to engage in life review and create narratives that explore their values and beliefs. His work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and his articles on the college essay have appeared in the New York Times and in other media outlets such as Teen Vogue and CBS MoneyWatch. Gelb lives in Chatham, New York.