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"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
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.See all Editorial Reviews
It touches on all the important aspects of life needed to be learned by all whether you are young or old.Published 6 months ago by Elsie
Amazing book. So glad I read it. I'm about to reread it. Los of great advice for anyone regardless of where they're at in life.Published 14 months ago by sergio tapias
Disappointed with quality. No time to return because I had purchased it for a Graduation gift. Just pray the graduate conducts his future business with a keen eye for perfection... Read morePublished 17 months ago by P. Harris
Anyone committed to being the best he or she can be in every area of life should read this book. Read it multiple times. Review it regularly. It works.Published on July 18, 2012 by Abner Rosenweig
Gave as a gift. Arrived as scheduled and without issue. Gave to a college graduate who was a non-traditional student. Had good information. Pleased with purchase!Published on August 10, 2010 by Tanya Fookes
You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way: Making it in the Real World: A Guide for Graduates is sort of a handbook/workbook all rolled up into one. Mr. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Cheryl Koch
JR Parrish's new book found its way into my hands recently and I took a quick read. This morning the sun was shining, birds were chirping and I was feeling humbled by joy in the... Read morePublished on June 12, 2009 by Emily T Gail
This book is unlike any book I have ever read. It doesn't have to apply to just graduates, it's a great refresher course for older adults as well! Read morePublished on May 28, 2009 by Stella D. Rosendin
With great humility, J.R. Parrish offers the wisdom gained from his life experiences. Whereas many blame others for the lack of fulfillment and success in their lives, throughout... Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by Scott Daugherty