College 101: 10 Books to Help Win at Being a Freshman

Haley Doran is the social media marketing associate at Simon & Schuster. A Broadway lover, book worm, want-to-be coffee connoisseur and proud shih tzu owner, she's always ready for her next adventure.

Back-to-school season can be tough for both parent and student—especially if your “little” one is on his or her way to college for the first time. We’ve found the perfect books to help your college newbie’s transition be more successful.

College Hacks

College Hacks

by Keith Bradford

Hacks every college student needs to know!Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat. Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?).

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The Quick and Easy College Cookbook

The Quick and Easy College Cookbook

by Adams Media

300 quick, easy, and cheap recipes! College life is busy. While the dining hall or takeout can be convenient, these shortcuts can take a toll on your maxed-out bank account, not to mention your waistline. The Quick and Easy College Cookbook will help you create delicious and healthy recipes in a flash! With low-cost ingredients that still have high nutritional value, you’re sure to love cooking up these recipes. The best part? No experience or fully equipped kitchen required!

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The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home

The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home

by Julia DeVillers

Dorm life offers you a great chance to meet new people and try new things. But leaving the comforts of home for the first time to enter the roommate-having, small-room-sharing, possibly-coed-bathroom-using world of the dorms can be overwhelming and intimidating.

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The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

by Harlan Cohen

From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).

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The New Superpower for Women

The New Superpower for Women

by Steve Kardian

It takes only seven seconds for a criminal to pick you as a target. This empowering guide for women to protect themselves and their loved ones, from a self-defense expert and longtime veteran of law enforcement, combines commonsense advice on staying safe with concrete actions on what to do if find yourself in a dangerous situation. Acts of terror. Kidnapping. Cyberstalking. Campus assaults. Getting drugged at a party by a “friend.” One out of four women will be a victim of a crime or assault in her lifetime. Don’t let this be you. In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a “hard target” and not a “soft target” by simply trusting your gut.

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Make Your Mind Up

Make Your Mind Up

by Bethany Mota

From tips on life, love, and everything in between; to original DIYs, recipes, and style hacks; to the incredible story of a girl next door turned Internet sensation, Make Your Mind Up is the ultimate guide to rocking your look and ruling your world—from inspirational YouTuber, designer, entrepreneur, and digital influencer, Bethany Mota. From growing up on a dairy farm in small-town Los Banos, California, to figuring out how to overcome anxiety and find her voice, to finally breaking out of her shell and learning to forge her own positive path, Make Your Mind Up is more than just a heartwarming memoir or lifestyle guide—this is a portrait of Bethany’s life, exactly how she lives it.

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Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism

Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism

by Laura Bates

Hilarious, bold, and unapologetic, Girl Up exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of sex and relationships, the trials of social media, and all the other lies society has told us—all from one of the emerging leaders in the feminist movement.

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