Thursday, May 16, 2013

What I Wish I Knew at 18 - Book Review & Giveaway

From the Website:

About the Book: What I Wish I Knew at 18

Life Lessons for the Road Ahead by Dennis Trittin

What I Wish I Knew at 18 is an engaging, comprehensive, and conversational book written to help young adults achieve success in life. It provides practical, road-tested wisdom in essential life arenas as life perspective, character, relationships and communication, spiritual life, handling adversity, personal productivity, college academics, career selection and advancement, love and marriage, and managing finances. Through illustration, instruction, and reflective questions, the book reveals 109 success pointers that auger a soaring launch into adulthood. Unique in scope, universal in its message, and timely in its wisdom, What I Wish I Knew at 18 is designed to serve as an invaluable life coach.

Although conversationally written to graduates, What I Wish I Knew at 18 also is destined to become the definitive parenting guide to preparing children for fulfilling and thriving adulthood. Its comprehensive focus on both deeper subjects (character, relationships, purpose) and key decision areas (career, marriage, finances) provides parents a never before seen vision for successful preparation at this critical milestone. Parents will not only know all the essential bases to cover, but also the desired outcomes for their children in key areas of life. Children who embody the success principles and values captured in this book are well equipped to reach their full potential and positively impact the world.

My Notes: I read this book before giving it to a very special 18 year old for her birthday.  I was a bit cynical prior to reading it, thinking: "How much wisdom could man in his 50s instill to a girl not even 20?"  Well, I was impressed and happily wrong.  So many of the lessons Trittin are trying to instill are Christian based that we hope our children learn, absorb, and follow.   For example: Cultivate a Servant Heart, Choose Reconciliation over Grudges, Don't Define Success by Riches, etc.
Though this book is aimed at teenagers, it really can be read, enjoyed, and valued by anyone of any age.  It can be your go-to book on your nightstand because reading it once will not be enough.  It offers great reminders for the things that we know are true and right.

I was thankful to be given this book to review and now you have your chance to read it to.

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Stephanie Larison said...

Count your blessings for sure. We get so caught up in what we want, what we see others with, we don't notice all the blessings around us that we have. I need to be reminded of this sometimes, as bad as it sounds.

April Bever said...

Yes, definantly to count your blessings.
with so many bad things happening in our life then we have to stay positive

Susan Smoaks said...

accept that adversity is a part of life

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blew415 said...

Laugh often

Donna said...

Cultivate a servant’s heart.