"Dorsey's follow-up to Graduate to Your Perfect Job is a how-to guide for struggling young adults seeking to kick off a career or achieve a long-term goal. Through real-world examples and prescient lessons-including instruction in making human connections and facing fears of failure-Dorsey underscores the importance taking responsibility for one's own success, pursuing dreams without hesitation and turning obstacles into advantages. Drawing on his own experience as an 18-year-old who left college to self-publish a book, racking up substantial debt before making a name for himself as a motivational speaker, Dorsey's lived-in examples demonstrate the importance of everything from finding a mentor to experiencing failure. Speaking mainly to the collegiate and post-collegiate crowd, Dorsey cites examples that are both profession-specific and widely applicable. With short, easy-to-follow anecdotes and analyses, plus numerous guided exercises, this is a useful, practical guide for anyone sick of their own excuses."

- Publishers Weekly
"By age 25 he had self-published three books and received the prestigious Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Education. Now, at 28, Jason Dorsey has given more than 1,500 speeches to young adults and business and education leaders around the world.

Dorsey’s latest book, “My Reality Check Bounced: The Twentysomething’s Guide to Cashing in on Your Real-World Dreams,” aims to help a generation of go-getters achieve their goals without sacrificing their identities. His charisma and drive leap off the pages as he covers topics from rethinking your MySpace or blog content to finding a dedicated mentor to actually having a life. This book is a must-have for every twentysomething stuck in neutral, desperately trying to get into the fast lane and see dreams come to fruition."

- Lauren Clonts, Austin American Statesman, January 16, 2007
"What do you do when your plans don't pan out? Stop overplanning, be willing to respond quickly to the opportunities that emerge, and get a copy of My Reality Check Bounced. Jason Dorsey's heart shines through, as well as his dedication to helping his generation make the best of what they've got."

- Po Bronson, author, # 1 NY Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life?
"My Reality Check Bounced! reveals exactly how to break free of your real-world rut to find your authentic, meaningful path. Jason not only shares this powerful message of self-discovery and determination, he lives it. This book should be required reading for all Twentysomethings."

- Jack Canfield, co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, author, The Success Principles         
"Jason Dorsey offers irresistible inspiration for quarterlifers in crisis. His contagious enthusiasm will get you moving in the right direction."

- Abby Miller, Co-author, New York Times Bestseller, QuarterLife Crisis
"My Reality Check Bounced! is a must-read for Twentysomethings who want greater meaning and success in their real world journey. Jason’s practical strategies and inspiring stories will fuel your passion to create a life you love."

- Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s Founder & Author “Copy This!”
"My Reality Check Bounced! energizes and enlightens a generation who aspire to be the future leaders of America."

- Stedman Graham
"Here’s a reality check: Jason Dorsey rocks and his book rocks! It’s well written, right on point, and will both shake your roots and strengthen them. The real reality is if you buy this book it will help you find yours."

- Jeffrey Gitomer, Author, The Little Red Book of Selling and The Little Black Book of Connections
"This book makes it easy for the reader to do a self assessment of their life and then brings clarity to the possible solutions.  It makes one feel courageous, which is what we all need to make changes and to move forward or sidewise if that happens to be the right path. This is a very worthy book to read."

- Donna Conover, Executive Vice President Customer Operations, Southwest Airlines
"Jason Dorsey's My Reality Check Bounced! contains outstanding, highly specific, usable advice for anyone seeking to advance their career so they can realize their dreams."

- Gary Hoover, serial entrepreneur, founder of Hoover's, Inc.
"I have known Jason since he was a 19-year-old with big dreams. He never gave up on those dreams no matter how tough the going. Now he lives his dream every day. The message in this book will help you do the same."

- Admiral Bob Inman, Former Director, National Security Agency and Deputy Director CIA
"Jason Dorsey has beautifully and powerfully captured the essence of the questions that have always been of concern of young adults, but seldom addressed in as clear and compelling fashion. Regardless of our age, we make choices each day that have long lasting affect on our success and fulfillment. My Reality Check Bounced! will help the reader make wise choices about their future."

- Robert Goodwin, President and CEO, Points of Light Foundation
"Jason Dorsey knows what it takes to leave a safe but uninspiring career path to pursue a life filled with excitement and purpose. Every Twentysomething who feels stuck in their job or bored with their life should read this inspiring book."

- Paul Kruse, CEO, Blue Bell Creameries
"Jason hits the bulls-eye in revealing the fears and hopes Twentysomething’s wake up to each morning. As a peer who 'walks his talk,' he skillfully cuts through the standard real-world excuses to help Twentysomething’s figure out who they are and how far they can go. Jason's credible message will inspire you whether you're in your first real job or ten years into your career."

- Mike Sheridan, Former Executive Director, Texas Workforce Commission
"Jason knows firsthand the courage it takes to veer of the easy path and instead chase your dreams into uncharted territory. This inspiring book on navigating the real world should be required reading for any Twentysomething hungry to find more meaning and purpose in their career and life."

- Steve Mariotti, Founder, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
"My Reality Check Bounced is a real gem of insight and practicality! This book will be a valued asset to any Twentysomething who wants more out of life."

- Dr. Pat Schwallie-Giddis, Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling and Human Studies, George Washington University
"My Reality Check Bounced! offers sage advice to Twentysomething’s struggling to find a significant purpose for their life.  Jason’s book is filled with honest stories about young adults who have searched deep inside to find the happiness they were missing. The practical exercises and timely actions can help anyone create the future they desire."

- Bob Carlquist, Former Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Houston Chronicle
"Jason provides much-needed insights and tools for Twentysomething’s to help them avoid bouncing their real world dreams.  The experiences and principles shared in My Reality Check Bounced! will not only help each reader advance towards their career goals, but achieve a balance required to accomplish their life dreams.  American business would benefit greatly by sharing this message with their employees of all ages!

- Mark Meussner, Sr. Vice President Manufacturing & Quality, Nautilus Inc.
"If communities tap into the ideas in this book they will be much better prepared to unleash the talent of their young professionals."

- Angelos Angelou, Principal, Angelou Economics
"My Reality Check Bounced is an amazing read and speaks directly to the uncertainty of the ‘real world’ that I and so many of my friends have faced.  I hear so many of these same challenges that face the college grads, that I talk with daily, on my radio program and now they can dive directly into a mountain of solutions and awesome perspective.  Jason has perfectly illustrated that if your ‘reality check bounces,’ it's not because there aren't sufficient funds, but because you haven't actually taken out your bank card!  Thanks Jason!"

- Orlando, CBS Radio, WiLD 98.7-Tampa/Morning Air Personality
"My Reality Check Bounced delivers concrete action steps and real-world examples that any recent graduate can use to immediately live with more passion and purpose."

- Cal Newport, author of How to Become a Straight-A Student and How to Win at College
"Are you ready to make your mark on the world? Jason's book provides you with a great place to start: compelling stories combined with simple actions to take today give you no choice but to start now!"

- Jennifer Corriero and Michael Furdyk, Founders, TakingITGlobal.org



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