Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon native has just released his first book. The tome, called “That College Book”, is designed to give people entering college a perspective about what college life, and what comes after, is all about.
The book’s author, Tim Snyder, says the book is written from the perspective of a generation that was told to go to college first and ask questions later. But, he says, it’s not like it’s a big, long list of complaints or millennials blaming their parents for their problems. It’s not that at all.
Snyder talks about where the idea for the book originated.
He says that getting a college degree doesn’t mean that the rest of your life will just magically fall into place.
Snyder says “That College Book” provides readers with a less glossy look at college.
He says, there’s a lot of humor used in the book. He says the book is funny, and most of the people’s stories in it end happily.
Snyder says not all of the book is focused directly on college. He says about half of it is actually just about early adulthood, chasing down careers, and sorting out where your future is going. That’s why the subtitle of the book is actually “Everything Nobody Told Us About Life After School”. He says the end theme of it is really that you should be smarter about your life after high school, and you shouldn’t do things just because “that’s what you’re supposed to do” or assume that it will magically work out. He says there are big life choices to make, whether you go to college or not, and they’re going to have a big impact on your life. Snyder says even if you make some bad decisions or get yourself into a dark spot, ultimately, it’ll be okay. You’ll make it through and figure things out eventually. He says that, when it’s said and done, the book is really about hope. Hope for the future of any person’s life.
In case you missed the website address, it’s www.thatcollegebook.com
As for himself, Snyder says that now, six years removed from his college graduation, he is happily working in a field related to his college degree, and writing in his spare time.
Tim is the son of Pastor Ken, and LuAnn Snyder of Sheldon.