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Starting Out

Life Lessons for Graduates

Becki Smith

112 pages
Islandport Press
Gleaned from the real-world triumphs and tribulations of over 80 celebrities in New England, editor Becki Smith has collected a very special volume of wisdom intended to guide the new graduate through the challenges of adulthood. Ranging from solid, how-to advice on getting a job to humorous lists of “don’ts” to heartfelt encouragement and tips for success, the contributors to this volume lend their wit, perspective, and intelligence in honor of the next generation of graduates. Designed as a keepsake, Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates, is a unique gift for the young adult that will last a lifetime. Contributors include: Susan Collins, Tim Ferrell, Rob Caldwell, Barry Mills, Robert Shetterly, Linda Greenlaw, Don Campbell, Geoff Howe, George Mitchell, Chellie Pingree, Pete Kilpatrick, Dora Anne Mills, Bob Ludwig, Spose, Patrick Dempsey, Chris Brown, Dahlov Ipcar, Cal Hancock, Angus King, Les Otten, Brett Wickard, and many more.
Author Bio
Becki Smith is the executive producer at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine. She produces the TV shows “Bill Greene’s Main” and “207” and has a special interest in telling real stories of real people living life after school. When her son, Jake Smith, graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, Becki drew upon her own experience and her friendships with successful professionals in New England to create a collection of advice for him to take with him into the adult world. This very special gift was the inspiration for the book that became STARTING OUT, revised and expanded for a new generation of graduates.