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After graduation, most students go into the "real world" with a stack of student loans and a million questions. But thanks to Abby Wilner, the coauthor of the bestselling book Quarterlife Crisis and Catherine Stocker of quarterlifecrisis.com, you can navigate life's challenges with the ultimate "field guide."

The Quarterlifer's Companion: How To Get On The Right Career Path, Control Your Finances, And Find The Support Network You Need To Thrive (McGraw-Hill; October; $16.95 Original Paperback; 007145015-7) is an essential and practical workbook to help twentysomethings organize their finances, take control of their careers and build their support network. With exercises, tips, expert advice, anecdotes and recent research, readers learn to cope with new and confusing responsibilities and decisions, and make the most of their transition.

A must-have instruction manual for everything you never learned in school. This all-in-one guide includes practical information on:
  • Job searching in the Digital Age
  • Job interviewing etiquette
  • Navigating office politics
  • Getting through 8 hours of boredom a day
  • Networking your way to a better job
  • Deciphering your 401(K) and HMO
  • Budget worksheets to track your spending
  • Handling credit and loans
  • Building a support group
  • Balancing work and play

    Praise For The Quarterlifer's Companion
    "The Quarterlifer's Companion is a great resource every 20-something should read. Not only does it point out the various stages we all face, it also gives clear and smart advice about how to deal with it -- from financial help to practical career advice. Never has there been such a clear walk through what can be a very crazy, trying, confusing, and yes, wonderful, time." -Amy Joyce, author of I Went to College for This? How to Turn Your Job into a Career You Love and Washington Post columnist.

    "Filled with practical, down-to-earth advice, helpful exercises, and real-world solutions, The Quarterlifer's Companion is mandatory reading." -Elina Furman, author of Boomerang Nation.

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    About the authors:
    Abby Wilner has appeared on "NBC Today," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "CBS Early Show" and on MSNBC and CNN. A higher education consultant with JBL Associates, Wilner also lectures and runs quarterlifecrisis.com.

    Catherine Stocker is the director of marketing and business development for quarterlifecrisis.com. Stocker is a former marketing and management consultant who now runs Quarterlife Crisis seminars and workshops.

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