Great Books for Grads

  • They say good things come in threes, but we're overachievers! We just had to give you a whole list, so check out all these ideas for gift inspiration. Our Gift Gurus are constantly scouting out products, and there's nothing they like more than sharing their new finds with you. Enjoy the show and share your favorites on Pinterest or Facebook! --
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  • 8 Crucial Realities: Successful Choices for Graduates
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    Graduation was your goal for so long, and it has finally come. Now what? A piece of paper and academic transcripts say you possess the tools to be successful, but do you have the practical wisdom to succeed in life and in a career? And how do you define success? Is it wealth, power, and fame, or is success developing extraordinary relationships and living life intentionally? Every...
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  • Congratulations! Now What? A Book for Graduates
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    Just as a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, so a spoonful of humor helps the wisdom go down. In Congratulations! Now What America's funnyman Bill Cosby gently ribs college graduates about their time spent--or lost.
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  • Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College
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    Whether you're searching for your first job or apartment, navigating the treacherous waters of office politics, or just trying to figure out how to file your tax return, Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College tackles the most common issues facing twentysomethings as they find their feet in the “real world.”
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  • Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.
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    Is graduate school right for you? Should you get a master's or a Ph.D.? How can you choose the best possible school? This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less time, for less money, and with less trouble.
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  • The Anthropology Graduate's Guide: From Student to a Career
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    Mom will ask, “What can you do with a degree in anthropology?? If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used.
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    The latest gift book from positivity guru and bestselling author Karen Salmansohn, Instant Happy delivers upbeat shots of happiness and perspective with clever, motivational sayings and graphics. You’re just ten seconds away from a brighter, more centered, supremely fabulous you! No matter what challenges life throws at you—from relationship roadblocks to everyday stressors to unexpected...
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    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary?one word at a time?with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know.
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    Congratulations, By The Way is an inspiring, simple and uplifting message from an influential and original writer, George Saunders. This hardcover book contains powerful, funny and wise words that tap into a desire to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Published by Random House.
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    “A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken...
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    Two best friends document their post-college lives in a hilarious, relatable, and powerfully honest epistolary memoir. Fast friends since they met at Brown University during their freshman year, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale vowed to keep in touch after their senior year through in-depth—and brutally honest—weekly e-mails. After graduation, Jess packs up everything she owns and...
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    Graduation is a time of tough questions that we don't—and sometimes can't—know the answers to the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-graduation, best-selling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guidance possible from more than 30 highly successful people working in fields like business, media, fashion,...
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    Some of the smartest, most successful people in the country didn’t finish college. None of them learned their most critical skills at an institution of higher education. And like them, most of what you’ll need to learn to be successful you’ll have to learn on your own, outside of school. Michael Ellsberg set out to fill in the missing pieces by interviewing a wide range of millionaires...
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    In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post...
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    Sonya Sones, author of the YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty takeoff of "The Night Before Christmas" with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format hardcover takes a look back at all the stops on the route to college—touring campuses, prepping for the SAT, writing the dreaded essay, getting the thumbs-up-or-down news, and finally, at...
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    Featuring advice, wisdom, and observations from an array of prominent and beloved women, 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 is an essential guide (and perfect gift) for women on the brink of thirty--and for those who are already there!
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    If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Today show correspondent Ann Curry writes to herself as a rookie reporter in her first job, telling herself not to change...
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    Part memoir, part business manual, and 100% juicy—the inside story of Juicy Couture, one of the most iconic brands of our times While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s...
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    A short, sharp guide to tackling life’s biggest challenges: understanding ourselves and making the right choices. Every day offers moments of decision, from what to eat for lunch to how to settle a dispute with a colleague. Still larger questions loom: How can I motivate my team? How can I work more efficiently? What is the long tail anyway?
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