Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

by Caroline Kitchener

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An honest and deeply reported account of five women and the opportunities and frustrations they face in the year following their graduation from an elite university.

Recent Princeton graduate Caroline Kitchener weaves together her experiences from her first year after college with that of four of her peers in order to delve more deeply into what the world now offers a female college graduate, and how the world perceives them.

Each of the five girls in this diverse group were expected to attend collegebut most had no clear expectations for their futures post-graduation. And as Kitchener follows each member of the group, it becomes harder to reduce them to stereotypes, harder either to defend or to judge their choices. Kitchener navigates expertly between the very personal and the wider sociological perspectives as she outlines a chronological year in the lives of all five women, illuminating and clarifying each one of their choices, victories, and foibles.

Both a broad and an intensely individual exploration, Post Grad is a portrait of the shifting environment of that important year after graduation, as well as an intimate look at how a select group of very different individuals handles its challenges—navigating family tensions, relationships, jobs, and that ever-elusive notion of independence. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062429537
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 238,053
File size: 606 KB

About the Author

Caroline Kitchener graduated from Princeton in 2014 with a degree in History and Gender Studies. Her work has appeared on The Atlantic and The Guardian. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her partner.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Graduation 17

Chapter 2 June-July 45

Chapter 3 August 75

Chapter 4 September-October 107

Chapter 5 November 135

Chapter 6 December 161

Chapter 7 January-February 187

Chapter 8 March 211

Chapter 9 April 237

Chapter 10 May 263

Chapter 11 Reunions 287

Acknowledgments 307

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CartierAnne More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful book-- I would highly recommend!! Although I am a few years out of college, I can absolutely remember that first year after I graduated. Suddenly, I found myself in a new space, making my own decisions, living on my own. Of course, happy to graduate from college and have a job and be out in the world, but still definitely confused as to what I wanted and who I was trying to become. I was also very lonely, much like the author. Reading this book put me back in that place-- allowing me to follow each of these women's stories, as they made mistakes, were lost and confused-- and reminded me that we all are on this journey together, just trying to figure it out, no matter the age. I especially loved how different each of the women are. Each very unique and special in her own way, for sure. Can't wait to read more from this young writer!