Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Spread the word wherever you can! My new book is coming out APRIL 1, 2008. I "held" it yesterday and it was amazing!

College Grads Don't Have to Go Through a "Quarterlife Crisis" After Graduation
Book Highlights Ways to Cope with Finding a Job, Paying Off Debt, Moving Back Home, and More

BELMONT, Calif. (March 1, 2008) – Once the cap and gown come off, the pressure is on! Recent college graduates feel overwhelmed and frustrated trying find a job that they love, decide if they can live on their own, manage their finances, and maintain relationships. Often dubbed the "quarterlife crisis," this phase of life doesn't have to be a catastrophe.

Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes: An After-College Guide to Life offers a fresh perspective life for 20-somethings. In Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes (SuperCollege LLC, Trade Paperback Original; April 1, 2008), author Kristen Fischer encourages grads to embrace—instead of dread—life after school. She introduces the concept of "The After-College," in which graduates learn to thrive during their 20s.

Highlighting dozens of real-life graduates who have navigated their way through this challenging but exciting phase of life, Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes is packed with valuable strategies for career advancement and personal growth.

"This book offers practical tips for dealing with 20-something issues, but also offers a candid look at graduates that have survived and thrived this major life transition," says Fischer. "Life after college doesn't have to be an all-out crisis—it is more so a time of change that can be very beneficial for young adults if they have an idea on what they're facing."

This book helps recent graduates:

  • Determine what career path will bring satisfaction
  • Select a job hunting strategy that gets results
  • Decide if graduate school will benefit their career
  • Prioritize work responsibilities with personal commitments
  • Cultivate better relationships with family and friends
  • Organize a living plan—at home or on their own
  • Manage their finances with the future in mind
  • Overcome stress, anxiety or depression

Fischer is available for interviews and commentary. All media inquiries should be made through the publisher at kelly@supercollege.com or 650-226-3838.


Kristen Fischer is the author of Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs. She has also contributed to College Bound magazine, FreelanceSwitch, Home Business magazine and StartUp Nation. She lives in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

RAMEN NOODLES, RENT AND RESUMES: An After-College Guide to Life

(9781932662252; $14.95; 208 Pages)

SuperCollege LLC Trade Paperback Original; April 1, 2008

Please contact Kelly if you would like a copy of the book! kelly@supercollege.com


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Blogger Travis King commented at 3:43 PM~  

Good work Kristen! That must be very exciting. Is it true that the best part of writing a book is finishing it?

Blogger One Love Photo commented at 12:43 PM~  

Hi Kristen,
Congrats on #2! I just finished your #1 at Starbucks this morning on a coffee break from my 9-5. Thank you for writing this book! I have been balancing a full time job and my own photography business for two years. My business is growing and I feel it is time to leave the 9-5 nest. But it is scary...I worry about; less money, no paychecks, no 401K, and health insurance. So I haven't made the leap YET.....Your book really has helped me feel like everything will be OK when I leave the security of my cubicle. My loved ones often don't give me the encouragement I feel need to be brave. This week I found encouragement in your book. Thank you!

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