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What They Didn’t Teach Us Gen Xers In High School
Secrets To A Successful Life By Those Who Have Had 20 Years To Think About It
If only they told you what life would be like.
What if the college you go to, or the job you take after graduating high school won’t make the slightest bit of difference in where you end up in twenty years?
What if the girl you went to prom with was a US Naval Academy hopeful and sacrificed everything to be accepted… only to have her dreams crushed when she finds out an insidious truth? What if an artsy guy from your graduating class who never cared about being popular… gets married to a Hollywood movie star? What if the guy who was into roleplaying games and playing dress up… ends up in major motion pictures? What if I told you 41 very different people who barely saw each other in 20 years all came up with the same conclusions about life?
You’ll find out exactly what life can throw at you, in this memoir anthology including 41 students and 4 teachers from the graduating class of 1996.
For graduating seniors everywhere, decisions about next steps are the most daunting. If you are getting out of high school and you don’t know what to do with your life, then you need this book. If you are from Generation X and you don’t have a clue about what you want to be when you grow up, then you also need this book.
After 20 years to ponder, Jesse Stoddard shares his incredible journey of overcoming adversity and challenge in the face of a real world much different from his idealized youth. His diverse graduating class contributes letters to themselves if they could go back in time with the advice they would need to change their lives. The author describes a twenty-year journey from success to failure to success, with individual stories of his classmates and teachers peppered throughout, intertwined into a humorous and touching narrative. You might even end up with the answer to all of life’s big questions.