What to get for a kid who already has Satan for a BF

Dear Miss Snark,

Is there a particular book you would recommend as a high school graduation gift for a young woman who still has a lot to learn about life?

I have already considered one of your recent raves, Patricia Carlin's How to Tell If Your Boyfriend Is the Antichrist, but I'm afraid that question has already been answered in this particular case.

Many thanks, and welcome back! Oh, how we missed you!

I found this one to be pretty darn useful.

I missed y'all too, and I'm glad to be back.


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Gay said...

Oh, my. Two comments in one day, but my mother taught me the importance of saying thank you and I have been silent for a LONG time, so what the heck...

My daughter is graduating from high school, and in addition to the indispensable (and impersonal) computer, this will be the perfect gift. It says "I love you" in a way few other gifts can, and, I hope, will come in handy when she's living in the dorm.

(Maybe I should buy one for myself, too--to help me cope with the empty nest...)

Kimber An said...

As far as I know ALL 18 year olds have a lot to learn about life. In fact, a lot of 48 year olds still have a lot to learn about life. Why not just be happy for her and give her something nice? Graduates usually have a lot of packing and deciding to do. A crisp $20 bill in a nice card is always welcome. $100 if you're family.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Pam Houston's Cowboys Are My Weakness.

A lot of wisdom in that slim volume.

Hope the Gin in the Caymans was good for you, Snark. Glad to see you back.

A Paperback Writer said...

When my nephew graduated from high school a few years ago, I put a copy of the Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide for college students in with the check. He liked both gifts.

Kimberly said...

When I graduated from high school, my cousin gave me a copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull with a note about how it was important to him when he was younger.

I don't remember most of the other gifts I recieved (well, except the furby that I got from my crazy aunt), but that one is still special to me. Not so much for the story itself, but because he passed on something that helped him through hard times.