You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way

You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way

Making It in the Real World: A Guide for Graduates

By J. R. Parrish

Benbella Books, Hardcover, 9781933771748, 283pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2009

This valuable guidebook synthesizes a life's worth of wisdom into one engaging volume. The author, a self-made multimillionaire who did learn the hard way, offers what he wishes someone would have given him when he was starting out--a no nonsense blueprint for personal and professional success. Written with self-deprecating humor and grace, this book is never preachy and features irresistible self-discovery quizzes that guide young readers to deeper self-understanding.

About the Author
Parrish became the top salesman in the USA for a Fortune 500 company at twenty-six, was in the top five nationwide for Xerox at twenty-eight, and started his own commercial real estate company in Silicon Valley at thirty-one. He retired in Hawaii at age fifty-five.