What I Wish I Knew at 18, by Denis Trittin, is one of the coolest books I have ever read on life lessons, relationship advice, college and marriage advice. Most of what he writes may not be "new" information but the way he writes and the layout of his book is awesome!! He does not bore you or make you feel like someone is trying to cram their advice down your throat as so many times, especially teenagers, feel when reading or listening to someone talk on these subjects.
His book is sort of broken into two categories, the first half, about personal issues such as: Character, Spiritual Life, Handling Adversity, and the second half, the practical "hands on stuff" such as: college, career selection, marriage, and finances. It is set up in a way that you can read whole chapters at a time, or he has "mini chapters" within the main ones, then has these "Take Five" after each one with questions to think about regarding the topic you just read about.
I would say everybody should read this book whether 18 or 45, I promise you will get something good out of it.:) The best part is you can enter to win a copy of your own right there. Just comment under this post and make sure I have some way of contacting you. You may want a copy for yourself, have a teenager in your home, or graduations are coming up and it would make a great gift!! The giveaway ends next Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 5:00pm.
A little about the author....
About Dennis Trittin
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator and mentor committed to helping young adults reach their full potential. Now retired from managing over $30 billion in assets, he devotes his life to promoting leadership and life management on a global basis. Trittin serves as an advisor to several charitable groups and as a speaker with national and local educational and community organizations. Dennis and his wife Jeanne are parents of two young adults and reside in the Seattle area.
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