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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Do you cringe when recalling high school?

Do you cringe when recalling your high school years? You may be surprised to learn you’re not alone after reading best-selling author Ralph Keyes' updated classic “Is There Life After High School.”

The latest edition contains new research on the high school experiences of public figures like Barrack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Katie Couric, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and many more. 

One of my favorite nuggets from the book:
When a high school tormentor came to congratulate Mike Nichols after his standup act, Nichols asked the former bully what he was doing now.
"I'm selling used cars," said the tormentor.
"I'm so glad," said Nichols. 
If you’re a few years beyond those hallways filled with lockers and adolescent angst (or even if you're still in high school), you’ll find this an enlightening and enjoyable read. 

"Is There Life After High School" is currently available as a Kindle edition

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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