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Books for college grads and their parents
If your college graduate is one of those lucky ones who can afford his own living space, you might want to give him "Living On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Money, Your Space, and Your Life," by Pierre A. Lehu (Quill Driver Books, $18.95). It has hundreds of tips on setting up a household, getting quite specific on items such as how to clean a toilet, basic tools to have in the house, how to set up utilities services and more.
Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In for Graduates" has new chapters by experts on how to Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary and Own Who You Are (Knopf, $24.95). It's recommended by Chelsea Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg, who say it will help readers build the lives they want to lead and become more effective leaders.
If your grad is moving back home, this book is for Mom and Dad: "Getting to 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years" (Workman, $14.95). Co-authors Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel tackle How to Step Back . . . and Stay Connected, Opening (and Closing) the Bank of Mom and Dad, The Benefits of Boomeranging Home and When Things Go Wrong -- and What to Do.