As I write this, graduation season is barely a month away. If all you can give to a high-school graduate headed on to college--indeed, to any graduate moving on to a creative endeavor of any sort--is this book, it will be enough. Believe it or not, this book tells all they'll need to know to succeed.
Yes, it's short. No, it doesn't say much. But what it does say is worth thinking about. And it's worth hearing again in those moments when we're moved to ponder just what we can do to get closer to being the successful person we think we want to be.
In that respect, reading this book is like having a chat with a trustworthy mentor.
Even though e-books are gaining in popularity, I think this book is best appreciated in its paperback form. You'll see it lying around, pick it up, read a random chapter or page, and end up feeling comforted and inspired all at the same time. As I said, it's like having a chat with a more experienced person you can trust.
And in case you do decide to make it a gift, the paperback's easier to wrap.