Another side of college life
On the other hand, The CollegeHumor Guide to College is the book a graduate might get from a friend who's already in collegean ironic, inside look at college life today. Written by Ethan Trex and Streeter Seidell, two columnists from CollegeHumor.com, a website that posts funny photos, cartoons and videos from college students across the country, this book is nothing if not irreverent. Instead of presenting the parent-sanctioned aspects of college (Finding Yourself! Education!) The CollegeHumor Guide focuses on the side of college life that many high school graduates are looking forward to (Parties! Spring Break! Alcohol!). Though the language and subject matter are over-the-top at times, the authors have their tongues firmly in cheek, gently mocking the hard-partying college student lifestyle even as they give advice on living it. Take their comments on Spring Break: "Spring Break is all about knowing your limits, then pushing past those limits."
But it's not just about partyingthe guide also helps you interpret course names and find homework help ("Haitian and Asian sound alike, so you want to verify which one he is before forcing him to do your math homework."). If you want your recent grad to put you on their "cool" list, this book might be the perfect gift.