Is there a "Life 101"-type book to give to a graduate?

I’m looking for a book that covers the diverse sort of stuff a person should know when they’re starting to make their own way in the world. Stuff I would imagine would be in there is stuff like finance & budgeting, basic auto maintenance, general career advice, etc.

Does a book like this exist?

I find this to be the best I’ve read to date.


Well, I was gonna reply, but Quickie already gave mine.

Etiquette for Outlaws

To answer this specific question: Yes, it does.

Unfortunately, I’ve been blanking on the title and author. I saw it in the same category as self-help books for ADHD. It essentially consisted of a bunch of checklists for “life” stuff. If I ever remember any more details, I’ll post 'em; in the interim, you might want to do some poking around on ADHD or other self-help sites.

Answering my own question for the benefit of other people interested in the subject.

A Car, Some Cash and a Place to Crash: The Only Post-College Survival Guide You’ll Ever Need

Graduate: Everything You Need to Succeed After College

Life After School Explained

Life Skills 101: A Practical Guide to Leaving Home and Living on Your Own

On Your Own for the First Time

Real Life 101: A Guide to the Stuff That Actually Matters

Life 101: Everything We Wish We Had Learned about Life in School — But Didn’t

Probably all good gifts for grads.

There’s also something I’ve heard with a guy reading a speech (not written by Kurt Vonnegut) over a techno-pop background track about wearing sunscreen.

When I graduated from High School, I was given Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her? It’s pretty good, mostly about cooking, but with a lot of First Aid, Laundry Tips, things like that.

Searching in Amazon for it brought up this page , including a Where’s Dad? version, which I would assume deals more with fixing stuff, drinking beer and watching sports. :smiley:

Maybe not Life 101 stuff, but I found the Mom book very useul in the early days.