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on May 7, 2012
"LIfe After School. Explained" prepares you for "life after school," believe it or not. It talks about proper dinner etiquette when you're on a business dinner with your boss to be. It talks about money and where to invest it and where to spend and save it. It talks about finding an apartment and where to look and how to look for it. It talks about your first day at work and taxes. It discusses steps and procedures you can do and make in order to get your life started and off to a good start. Who wants to graduate from high school or college and not have a place to live, a job to maintain, or money to spend and save?
The book talks about proper dinner etiquette, and I never knew how many things I didn't know about trying to impress your bosses at dinner. I just thought you showed up and did your thing and talked and laughed and left. Who knew that there was so much more left for people to learn? This was just impressive because it showed how much experience and research the writers of the book had to do in order to brush up on the topic.
The book also talks about finding an apartment. I found it extremely impressive how the writers of the book managed to explain everything you needed to know about finding an apartment and buying an apartment in under 10 pages. They said everything they need to say and didn't ramble on about the topic at hand. They discussed the landlord, the location, the rent control, the lease, and apartment lingo. It was brilliant. Not too long and not too short. They never ranted on about the lease or the rent control.
The sarcasm in this book is awesome. The outrageous stories concocted about Bert and all his misfortunes. Calling the boss "Simon" because of Simon Says. The sarcastic tone the author uses to move the story along. Like how they convinced us to eat the wine cork in order to impress the boss on your business dinner. Or how the book told us to refer to page 174 if we were getting bored with what we were reading.