As the old saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. How many times have we all wished we knew at 18 what we know now. What I Wish I Knew at 18, written by Dennis Trittin, is a conversational book that is both engaging and comprehensive. It’s aim is to help young adults achieve success in life, and is full of advice for high school graduates and college bound students, most of which can easily be applied as adults.
The book started as Trittin’s list of things he wanted his son to know before going off to college.
Trittin uses real life illustration and practical, reflective questions to make you think. The book contains 109 “success pointers” that are one to two pages each, along with study questions to facilitate student discussion and personal reflection.
Overall, Trittin has written a book that would serve the young adult community well, with timely advice and nuggets of ageless wisdom.
As I said, hindsight is 20/20. At 18, I thought I knew it all, and probably wouldn’t have read this book even if it was given to me. As usual for this type of book, I don’t agree with everything that is written. That being said, it would make a great graduation gift.
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator and mentor committed to helping young adults reach their full potential. He is now retired, but has managed over $30 billion in assets. He devotes his life to promoting leadership and life management on a global basis. Trittin serves several charitable groups as an advisor and travels as a speaker with national and local educational and community organizations. Dennis and his wife Jeanne are parents of two young adults and reside in the Seattle area.
What I Wish I Knew at 18 is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.