From time to time, we like to review some of the books available for parents of college students. There is a wealth of literature available to help parents cope with the transition to college and the changes that occur throughout the college years. We’ve offered some lists of recommended reading, and there is something for everyone. Visit our Resources page for suggestions of important books for college parents and their students.
Freshman Year of Life: Essays that Tell the Truth About Work, Home, and Life After College is an easy-to-read volume of essays that students about to graduate from college or recently graduated from college will find helpful. The fact that each essay is presented by a different author means that readers hear many voices. Students will like the brevity and personal nature of the essays. The stories feel real.
Many books have been written for students as they transition to the college years, but less is available for students who are about to enter the world beyond college. Equating the first year(s) out of school to freshman year of college is a wonderful analogy. How to navigate careers, bosses, friendships and real world skills, is information young adults need – and they need to hear from others who have also struggled to figure it all out.