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The Lost Graduation [Kindle Edition]

David Vranicar
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Book Description

The Lost Graduation is an attempt to chronicle – in as humorous a way as possible – what it’s like to be a new grad in the era of the new normal. Drawing upon the various, mostly inglorious experiences I’ve accrued since graduating college in 2008, I recount the effort to stay afloat and stay sane as I bounced from Mom and Dad’s, to China, and finally to Europe. While yielding little in the way of employment or stability, the toil has resulted in this book – a firsthand account of what this mess looked like to those who inherited it.

Product Details

  • File Size: 400 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00952GJ5Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 19, 2012
By Dbroz
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It was a great book that speaks about a wonderful journey. The book was extremely well written and very interesting. The roller coaster life of someone a few years out of college is very relatable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Resilience Found October 7, 2012
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In the interest of full disclosure, I do know the author, David Vranicar, and was interested to read about what life was like for this generation just following my own, with its unique challenges, and his own individual story.

The Lost Graduation follows the news stories of escalating financial crises parallel to David attempting to build his career in the struggling and evolving news journalism industry. Self-admittedly he chose an industry that is difficult to make it during good times but much more so in bad times. It's not for lack of trying he shows in his willingness to work his way up from local soccer games in the rain, building every relationship with those he admired and more but his hustle wasn't paying off. Instead, his journey takes him on a global journey concurrent with self-exploration. This journalism journey almost strikes me as similar to the movie Orange County but with a better message. Through the struggles he becomes frustrated but ultimately finds in his words, resilience, a calmer, self-confidence to accept what cannot be changed and hustle for the rest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and poignant. Worth the price! September 4, 2012
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The author delivers an engaging, first-person description of what it was like to graduate with the Class of 2008--the hardest hit by the economic recession. He is remarkably insightful and presents his story against the backdrop of the ongoing economic collapse. Readers will enjoy and benefit from his tale, which is shared by so many young people today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read December 28, 2012
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The author does a great job of sincerely capturing the voice of a struggling generation. Being a recent college graduate, I fit this books demographic: Thrown into a struggling economy plagued with downsizing and cut backs, finding employment, and most importantly finding purpose in life, became an everyday struggle. I found this book to be a refreshing read, reassuring that I was not alone in my post graduate struggles. The methodical and analytical approach to the subject made this book a very gratifying read for myself, and I would recommend this book to anyone who can, or would like to, relate to a generation of recent graduates spewed out into a struggling economy.
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