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First Year of College

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only

ISBN: 9781402267567

By: Harlan Cohen

Published: May 2012

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If your child is starting life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...
But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.

The Summer Before
What, when, and how to prepare
The emotional roller coaster

Calling, Texting, and Facebooking
New ways to keep in touch
How much is too much

To A or Not to B
Professors, grades, and actually going to class
When to step in (and when not to)

Paying the Bills
Financial aid tricks and tips
Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs

The First Few Months
Move-in, roommates, and homesickness
What not to do when you're missing them

Keeping Them Safe
Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing
Knowing your campus support resources

HARLAN COHEN is the author of The Naked Roommate , the bestselling student guide to college life, and Dad's Pregnant Too. His advice column "Help Me, Harlan!" is distributed by King Features Syndicate. He is a speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses. Visit Visit Harlan at



Format: Paperback

Weight: 15.20 oz