Thursday, May 31, 2012

Five notable books for graduates that will last a lifetime

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books for graduates that will last a lifetime:
10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said
by Charles Wheelan

The perfect antidote to the shopworn platitudes that some graduates have to endure at the hands of uninspired speakers, Charles Wheelan's compendium of advice about happiness and success is refreshingly honest and funny. Though the moment when a diploma is granted is undoubtedly a time of celebration, it can also be fraught with anxiety, and the author seeks to acknowledge and allay those fears with hard-won wisdom, lent additional charm by the whimsy of New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner's irreverent illustrations.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue