- Paperback: 253 pages
- Publisher: RiverOak Publishing; English Language edition (March 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589196600
- ISBN-13: 978-1589196605
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,817,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures Paperback – March, 2001
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I will say that it doesn't give the most complete look at college life. In order to impart your college freshman with a complete point-of-view of the college experience I recommend (in addition to this book):
Been There, Should've Done That II : More Tips for Making the Most of College by Suzette Tylor. (ISBN: 0965608611 ) Decent advice, and a quick read.
College 101 : The Book Your College Does Not Want You To Read (ISBN: 0966412206 ) by Guy Stevens. The advice is spot on and any book hated by college administrations can't be all bad! Also some of the stories are pretty classic.
It is important to note however, that he has a rather conservative outlook and I overlooked the fact that the book is produced by a Christian publishing house - as a result, he has chapters on things like keeping your faith through your college years. Also, he writes about his experiences in a boys' dorm and gets a friend to write a chapter on her experiences in a girls' dorm - but many or most colleges today commonly have co-ed dorms or floors. A college Freshman would need advice on dealing with co-ed living situations. There is a chapter on dating, but it is very weak and basically advises you to wait until you are married to have sex.
It is amazing to me that in the 21st Century someone could write a book on surviving the first year of college and never once mention the topic of drug use. He has a chapter on drinking (don't), but the word 'drug' never appears.
I think that you can do better in terms of finding an advice book that takes on the more difficult issues that face college Freshmen, such as co-ed living, relationships and sex, and drinking and drugs. As it is, this is a great book for anyone who became a Freshman before about 1963.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must read for any incoming college freshman (and their parent). Found myself laughing so much while reading this.Published on May 27, 2012 by Susan E. Doll
I thought it was a good overall book that covered many areas of college life. The only problem I had with it is I did not know it was published by a Christian publisher. Read morePublished on October 3, 2005 by Donna Giavon
I'm an incoming freshman to UGA, Go Dawgs!!!!, and I absolutley loved this book. It was funny and easy to read. Lots of helpful hints for the nervous freshman.Published on June 22, 2005 by Mark Meredith
This is one awful, awful book. I hated it. It was NOT funny, as I think he intended it to be, and it had no content value at all. He is basically trying to sell his diary. Read morePublished on May 6, 2004
This book is FREAKING HILARIOUS! I got it for Christmas after my first semester here. I finnished it in two days. It was hilarious. Read morePublished on December 26, 2003 by M
This book isn't very informative it mostly just personal stories. But I still like it.Published on November 7, 2002