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.