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Publisher's Summary

From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness", a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond.

Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30 percent of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst.

Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face - from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Dan Lerner and Alan Schlechter (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"This book is full of information that college students need - not just for achieving excellence, but also for reducing stress, gaining happiness, and finding meaning." (Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take)
" U Thrive is full of the insights and practical tips I wish I'd had as an undergraduate. It's a user's guide to the mind and body, written for young adults on the cusp of mastering both!" (Angela Duckworth, author of Grit)

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The book I wish I had in college

As a professor, I loved this book. I'll encourage all my students to buy it.