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I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There Hardcover – April 1, 2014
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As in “daughter of Arnold”.
This in and of itself hurt the book in my opinion. It’s hard to take career advice from someone who literally doesn’t need to have a career. As you would expect, money is basically never mentioned in this book. It’s very centered around the idea of finding a calling and a purpose, and Schwarznegger does a decent job at covering the topic. And yet all of the “follow your dreams, do what you love!" advice is great when money is no issue, but unfortunately to about 99% of college grads right now it is a very serious issue. What little advice in regards to money that is offered is laughable at best, insulting at worst. The stories and pieces of advice included in the book are well-written and mildly inspiring but have very little practical application.
And so this book ends up being aimed toward a niche audience. For instance, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer talks about how the worst thing to happen to her was having her father say he was “cutting her off” - although she could live with him as long a she wanted without having to pay for rent or groceries. No money for movies or the mall. Because of stories like this I walked away from this book with a sour taste in my mouth feeling more sorry for myself than before.
This book really should be titled “I Come From a Wealthy Family and I Just Graduated…Now What?”
*I received this book for free from the publisher’s Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.*
Shame that Katherine took the idea and title verbatim...
It is a nice enough looking volume in hardcover (if I must deal with hardcover books, I always prefer that they come in a more diminutive mass market size, and this book didn't disappoint there), so I had no idea what I had gotten myself into until I sat down and started reading.
First of all, maybe I'm slow, but it certainly didn't gel for me that Katherine Schwarzenegger is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver until I was perusing the table of contents to see whose advice was included and I noticed both Arnold and Maria Shriver listed... and then the author's last name dawned on me. Right about the time I was twigging to the fact that the author of this book wasn't exactly your typical hard-working young undergraduate who worked her way through college and was seeking (and sharing) advice for how to take that scary next step in the real word, but, in fact, the silver spoon-fed daughter of two celebrities who clearly wanted to answer that question for herself by using her celebrity connections to assign homework to famous people she knows and trick them as a collective into writing a book she can slap her name and picture on to buy herself a little post-grad time before she has to prove herself on whatever her own merits might be. (I'm still fuzzy on what those are.Read more ›
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Bought this for my niece and had it shipped directly to her so don't know how good. The idea is great.Published 15 months ago by Linda Noyes
Although many of these stories were entertaining (considering many of these contributors are well-known celebs), none of them really went into depth about their struggles or how... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ariana
Giving this to my granddaughter a few months before her graduationPublished 18 months ago by fatjaws
My grandaughter who was a recent college graduate really appreciated getting it.Published 18 months ago by Arlene Deiana
Great book for a recent college graduate. Purchased it for my daughter.Published 20 months ago by Wayne
Such a stellar compilation of stories and advice from such inspirational and powerful women, one of which is katherine herself who is a model for grace and intelligence! Read morePublished 20 months ago by shauna miller