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Book Recommendation Needed- Young Man/Going Off to College

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Hi Everyone,

My DS17 will be starting college in the fall, but he will be living at home. I am looking for a book that either your son/daughter or you would specifically recommend for a young person just starting to make his way in the world. I am thinking that he would like something in the form of advice, things you need to know, etc. A lot of the books we have seen seem to focus on dorm life, which obviously does not apply to him. 

Thanks!

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Maybe something like Life Skills 101 (Pestalozzi)?

Or possibly several different books to cover different topics? For example a solid pragmatic book about:
- personal finance and being smart with your money -- Why Didn't They Teach Me This In School: 99 Money Management Principals (Siegel)
- how to do basic maintenance and home things -- The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills (Bowers)
- basic cookbook -- Super Easy Cookbook For Beginners (Grant)
- life choices -- 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students (Covey)
- giving inspiration -- The Last Lecture (Pausch); Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life - And Maybe the World (McRaven)

 

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