"It is well written with applicable advice, is just over 280 pages long, and is easy to read." --Orato
"Whenever I need a little advice and my mother is busy, I will definitely pick this up." --Grace's Book Blog
"The true gift of this book is the lessons in thoughtfulness that may make you, or your son or daughter, a more loving and caring person." --Blog Critics
"In his book "You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way: Making It In the Real World," author J.R. Parrish compiles a guide for high-school and college seniors. But I found the lessons to be a refresher course of Life 101 because, come on, we never stop learning." --Psych Central
"The purpose of You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way is to provide graduates a guidebook in learning the full cycle of life's lessons. It provides a "blue-print" for the graduate to lay the groundwork for not only a successful career, but a successful life." --Bella Online Career Training
From the Inside Flap
The pathway-to-the-future guidebook for recent grads.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEARN THE HARD WAY
Chock-full of practical advice for teen and college-age readers on everything, including:
* Nailing that first big job interview * Avoiding dangerous relationship mistakes * Mastering the art of managing your finances * Circumventing the typical pitfalls of adjusting to the adult world * Making friends and forging career alliances * Choosing the right mentors
This valuable guidebook synthesizes a life's worth of wisdom into one engaging volume. The author, a self-made multimillionaire who did learn the hard way, offers what he wishes someone would have given him when he was starting out--a no-nonsense blueprint for personal and professional success. Written with self-deprecating humor and grace, this book is never preachy and features irresistible self-discovery quizzes that guide young readers to deeper self-understanding.