Books for the Graduate

Let the grad in your life know you're thinking of them.

Am I Overthinking This?: Over-answering life's questions in 101 charts (Humor Books, Self Help Books, Books About Adulthood) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452175867
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2019

Am I overthinking this? Probably.

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455581092
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 20th, 2015

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring).

Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear Cover Image
By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525655015
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it.

"This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019


Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250175267
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - January 14th, 2020

“Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential."—Deepak Chopra

“The one advice book you should read—even if you don’t like self-help.”—Bustle

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996272
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Published: Random House - April 22nd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring meditation on kindness from the author of Lincoln in the Bardo is based on his popular commencement address.

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982113223
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Published: Gallery Books - October 1st, 2019

An instant New York Times bestseller

In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions.

The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends' Guide to Life (The Sesame Street Guide to Life) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250304568
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Published: Imprint - September 24th, 2019

The eternal question: Are you a Bert or an Ernie? You’ll find out thanks to The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert). And this book will show you how to be best friends with those who wear their stripes a little differently.

Navigate Your Stars Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982131326
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679805274
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond!

The World Is Waiting for You: Graduation Speeches to Live by from Activists, Writers, and Visionaries Cover Image
By Tara Grove (Editor), Isabel Ostrer (Editor)
ISBN: 9781620970904
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Published: New Press - April 1st, 2015

With contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, The World Is Waiting for You brings forth eighteen courageous figures who have dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest, and a better world.

You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143134091
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Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company

More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it