Roadmap (Paperback)

The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life (Book for Figuring Shit Out, Gift for Teens)

By Roadtrip Nation, Brian McAllister, Mike Marriner, Nathan Gebhard

Chronicle Books, 9781452128450, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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This New York Times Bestseller welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question—"So, what are you going to do with your life?"—in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps emerging careerists think deeply about how they can enter the workforce and thrive, using Roadtrip Nation's interest-based approach. Full-color charts and graphs offer a unique visually engaging reading experience and prompts for reflection are interspersed, making the reading process interactive and the discoveries personally impactful. Interviews and advice from over 130 leaders including Ahmir Questlove, Jad Abumrad and Soledad O'Brien show how they found their path and provide inspiration for every person to find your own. With actionable, real-world wisdom on every page, it's an essential tool for today's young professionals and the parents, educators, and advisors seeking to inspire them.

About the Author

Roadtrip Nation was founded in 2004 by Nathan Gebhard, Mike Marriner, and Brian McAllister and has grown into a long-running public television series, an educational organization, and a movement of people committed to living lives true to their interests.

Praise For Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life (Book for Figuring Shit Out, Gift for Teens)

"Excellent for new graduates, midlife job seekers, and anyone who desires a change." -Library Journal

"This book is not going to solve all your problems for you; let's just get that out of the way. What it will help you to do is ask the right questions; not "what am I supposed to be doing?" but "what do I love doing?" -Veronica Belmont, Technology and Gaming Host

"This book is a great reminder of why we should always follow our dreams and never settle. It's inspiring, motivating, fun, emotional, and so much more. It's an honor to be included with such talented role models."-Ariel Helwani, MMA Reporter: FoxSports and

"Roadmap proves that a life catered to our own unique strengths and interests is not only possible, but with the right tools and insight provided, something we can start pursuing today." -Datev Gallagher, aka Ladiedottie, YouTube Celebrity

"I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see new books on the self-help shelf that rattle our idea of what belongs there. Roadmap expands our definition of what to expect from the genre and what to expect of ourselves-- really helps to blow the dust off the old picture." - Jenn Witte, Bookseller, Skylight Books