Author: Dennis Trittin
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This book is written in a very conversational style which makes it an easy read.
It covers the following topics
- Life perspective
- Relationships and Communications
- Spiritual life
- Handling Adversity
- Love and Marriage
- Career Selection and Advancement
- Managing your Finances
- College Academics and
I appreciated how the author would take time to have the reader take time to ponder the ideas presented. There were numerous "take five" opportunities throughout the book. The author really wants people to think about WHAT they are doing and WHY they are doing.
I appreciated the fact that throughout the book the author encourages the reader to think beyond themselves, to actually be nice to those around them. To be respectful of others, even as he encourages the reader to stand up for themselves, to not be afraid to stick to their convictions.
Having read some reviews before reading this book I was on alert for issues that some others have had, but I can't really say that I was bothered by anything in this book. The advice in the book is sound, but does it hold true (particularly in the love/marriage section) for ALL people. Of course not, there are exceptions to every rule, but in this day and age of easy marriage, easy divorce it is important to consider who your life partner will be. It is important to consider how you will respond to the societal pressures that will surround you in college and early career life. How will you let those pressures affect you and THINKING about these things before you get to college will stand you well in the long run, and that is the main point that the author is trying to make.
Would I recommend that others read this book?
Definitely. IF you have a high school student, get this book, read through it with them. Encourage them to think on these topics before they leave your house and have to deal with various decisions on the spot without taking the time to think it through first.
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