77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College
How do you have the perfect college experience? What do you need to know as a freshman? What experiences should you have? What should you avoid? What mistakes are inevitable? While every college experience is different, and rightfully so, there are some do’s and do-not-do’s that are universal, and plenty of suggestions that’ll work for most college students. 77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College does a commendable job of keeping its advice and suggestions as all-encompassing as possible.
Some are common sense, some are great freshman-year starters, some are college bucket-list experiences, and some are genuinely heartfelt pleas for a happier, more satisfying, and safer college experience overall. And although it’s been a while since I’ve been in college, I can’t think of one thing Bondy missed. Everything from roommates and socializing to studying, weekend fun, and money management are covered in these pages, often with lighthearted illustrations and chuckle-inducing commentary. (“Booty shaking is the almighty peacemaking universal language of fun” was a particular favorite of mine.)
77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College is a terrific addition to any high school grad’s gift pile or freshman-year move-in gear.
Halley Bondy, James Lloyd, Illustrator