Goodnight Dorm Room: All the Advice I Wish I Got Before Going to College (Hardcover)

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Goodnight Dorm Room: All the Advice I Wish I Got Before Going to College By Samuel Kaplan, Keith Riegert, Emily Fromm (Illustrator) Cover Image


Gift high school graduates with a bittersweet and humorous guide to college life featuring practical tips combined with funny, full color illustrations in this bestselling faux children's book for soon-to-be freshmen.

With over 30,000 copies in print, this heartwarming gift book for high school graduates is the perfect way to celebrate their achievement and launch them into their college experience with helpful, insightful advice for making the best of their new academic experience.

You're off to college—it's gonna be life-changing! Follow this book's advice to make it amazing!

• What to pack, what to leave behind
• Which classes to pick
• How TAs can save your brain
• Why flip flops are a must
• How often to change your sheets
• Where to make new friends
• How to balance class and fun
• And more!!!

About the Author

Samuel “Fact” Kaplan is an author, psychologist, and humorist based in Oakland, California. As a psychologist, he works with families and kids with disabilities, using humor, art, music, and games to create connections and help kids heal from complex traumas. He is the coauthor of the books Goodnight Dorm Room, Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year, and The MANual. Samuel is very fast. His speed is comparable to that of a shark crossed with a baby tuna that is also being chased by the aforementioned shark. 

Keith Riegert is an author and the publisher at Ulysses Press. He is also a cofounder of the book publicity and digital marketing firm Pacific & Court and teaches Analytics and Consumer Insights at NYU’s School of Professional Studies in the Center for Publishing.

Praise For…

"When I graduated from high school, I received an incredible gift from my mom. It was Goodnight Dorm Room—a playful spin on the children's classic for those heading off to college. 

The book, written by Sam Kaplan and Keith Riegert and illustrated by Emily Fromm, offers light-hearted advice for incoming freshmen. Most people reading Goodnight Dorm Room would laugh or smile as they read rhyming verses full of jokes, life advice, and everything in between.

Instead, I bawled my eyes out.

I still can’t quite figure out why this 64-page picture book hit me so hard. Goodnight Dorm Room didn’t say anything particularly troublesome. It didn’t tell me that college would be a frightening, hopeless venture or something worth dreading. It wound up only painting a picture of college that was full of possibilities, opportunities, and change, and that is what scared me."
— Matt DiSanto

"This fully illustrated hardcover beginner’s guide to college is as funny as it is smart."
— Christina Vercelletto

"This book is actually really funny."
— The Home Edit
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612435688
ISBN-10: 1612435688
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication Date: March 29th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English