I had a great post lined up for today.
… AND MY VERY EXPENSIVE PORTABLE DIGITAL RECORDER THAT RECORDS IN SURROUND SOUND AND EVERYTHING DIDN'T RECORD A LICK!
ARGH! I'm hoping to Skype Alex for a make-up interview. We'll see how well that turns out. Sheesh.
So here's the thing: Alex has like 50 endorsements for this book, and there is already a way-more-than-adequate book review here. And if you want a taste of the book, you can find it here, preview it, and order it.
Here's my 2-cents (as I wade through my angst over why a record button DOES NOT ACTUALLY RECORD ANYTHING): Imagine you're a college student, and you had a big brother who was watching you (not stalking you, just paying attention) who had been through college and turned out pretty good. And imaging that, because he loved you, he gave you a relatively short list of "to do's" for your 4 years at college.
If he wrote down all the advice he would give you, it would be this book. Alex's approach to how a young person should approach college is serious without being overbearing, and intentional without being wooden. He gives very simple and practical advice which, in the end, is intended to make the college experience not an extension of Senior Week, but the right starting place for a sound and satisfying adult life.
If you know someone who's going to spend $100,000 on a college education (or more), drop the extra $15 (or less -- the Kindle version is only $2 thru the end of next week!) to help them spend it wisely.