"How to Get into the the Top MBA Programs" is undoubtedly the most valuable source for solid, comprehensive, and (most importantly) proven advice for MBA applicants. I can speak first hand of this book's value : I was admitted into 7 schools, including my top two choices (Wharton and Harvard). Furthermore, I am from a non-traditional background. I also purchased other books on the market that paled in comparison to the breadth and insight of the information that Montauk provides. I also talked to many soon-to-be MBA students at Wharton's and HBS's Admit Weekends who also used this book throughout the application process. If you are even contemplating applying to a top MBA program, buy the book, read it, study it, and then apply the strategies and suggestions that Montauk proposes. The bottom line is this : if you have not read this book and your application is being positioned against other equal (or even less than equal) applications of people that have read this book, you are at a significant disadvantage. This guide is simply second to none.