"Success in the 'Real World'" Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with e-Book Release

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Author Kathryn Marion helps students and young people sidestep the "School of Hard Knocks."

book publishing of "Success in the 'Real World': The Graduate's Complete Guide to Making the Most of Your Career (And Your Life!)" by Kathryn Marion. Since announced that the e-book would be made available free of charge until April 20th, career counselors, honor societies, parents, and students themselves have requested copies to distribute to their entire student bodies or memberships—to the tune of 1.8 million copies. For a free copy of "Success in the 'Real World,'" visit http://www.EducationforReality.com.

"I am hearing now exactly the same thing I heard back in 1995 from parents and employers of college graduates," notes author Kathryn Marion. "Young people can name every mountain in South America, but can’t seem to find the grocery store on their own, or can calculate equations a foot long, but can’t balance their own checkbooks. Academics and parental advice are still leaving a huge experience gap in the area of basic life skills."

"Success in the 'Real World'" was first published in traditional paperback, but is being released for its tenth anniversary in electronic format to exponentially increase its value to readers by providing "live links" to additional resources available online. The book was extremely well received when it was first published and received positive attention; however, with a 2,000-mile move and motherhood making major changes in her life, Ms. Marion felt she needed to focus on her new family responsibilities rather than the book.

Now, a decade later, she notes, "It's sad to see that extremely little progress has been made during these past ten years in preparing our young people for real life. I feel a very strong conviction to pick up where I left off and take on the task of helping students avoid having to enroll in the 'School of Hard Knocks.' We've made all those mistakes already. Today's young people shouldn’t have to as well. This book, if truly utilized, can definitely make a big impact and help them avoid learning it all the hard way."

According to Allen Powell, Executive Director of the National Technical Honor Society who has requested the book for its 40,000 student members, "'Success in the 'Real World'' should be required reading for anyone who is preparing to take a place in today's turbulent business world. I recommend it for anybody who is serious about their future and their career."

The vast majority of school-provided counseling services focus on finding and landing a job, providing little, if any, practical advice on other areas of life after graduation: money management, decision making, time management, everyday legal matters, long-range planning, cooking, or even personal safety. The book covers all these areas in an easy-to-read and -reference bulleted format, and goes beyond its own pages to other online resources through live links to provide as much information about the nitty-gritty of real life as possible.

About Education for Reality™

Education for Reality™ was founded in 1993 with the mission to provide resources which would "help students and graduates make a smooth and successful transition from school to the 'real world' of work and independent living."

Free copies can be requested until April 20th at http://www.EducationForReality.com. The e-book is scheduled for release on April 30th.


Kathryn Marion

Education for Reality™

869 Marfell Street, Erie, CO 80516

Phone: (303) 604-2002    

Fax: (303) 604-1101

email: info@EducationForReality.com

website: http://www.EducationForReality.com

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