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Grades and Girls: What Your Parents Never Told You About College [BOOK REVIEW]

This is a review of Seth Rose’s book, Grades and Girls: What Your Parents Never Told You About College.


What’s up Monsters?

It’s been a minute since I’ve reviewed a book on here so I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about an interesting piece of work that found its way into my mailbox.

The book is called:

Grades and Girls: What Your Parents Never Told You About College

and it is a fascinating look into what life in college is really all about.

One of the very first topics I talked about on Strength By Sonny was college because 3 years ago, college was still very fresh in my mind.

Since then I’ve written extensively on the topic and even helped guys set up their social/dating lives on their college campus.

I’m a bit more removed from the college scene now and don’t write about it as often but the basics remain the same.

When I first started Strength By Sonny, I thought that my first project was going to be some sort of how-to-do-college manual.

Boy, how plans change!

Maybe I’ll write something on it someday but for right now, you should know the following about college:

1. No one really knows what college is until they go away to college.

2. The college fantasy you see in t.v. and movies is not a guarantee.

3. College is all about who you know.

4. Today, colleges are liberal brainwashing factories that leave most students with crippling debt.

5. Visualize and plan out everything. Your first day of college is the day you decide which school you are going to.

That would be my top 5 pieces of advice I would give to a high school senior today.

Luckily, our good friend Seth Rose has written a book that covers these fundamental truths and much more.

What makes Grades and Girls a must read book?

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This book literally covers everything you need to know about college and it does so in an easy to follow manner.

It contains 40 chapters of gold evenly divided into 5 sections.

Part 1 provides an Overview of College and the highlights of this section include:

  • preparing for college
  • explaining college debt trap
  • the application process *** very important
  • SJW’s/Feminists *** Again, this wasn’t as big of a deal back when I was in still in school.

Part 2 (Play), explains all the fun stuff I guy would want to know about college. This is the biggest section in the book and when you get it you’ll see why. Some of the major chapters in this section include:

  • the college social hierarchy
  • everything on Greek life (including a pledge survival guide) *** very important for those interested in joining a frat
  • how to survive as a GDI (non-frat boy) *** how to have an amazing social life without joining a frat
  • getting chicks in college (bars/nightclubs/frat parties/daytime/social circle)
  • how to kill it in the college party scene (includes a party guide that anyone can use)
  • sex/dating/online dating in college

Part 3 is all about grades. Remember, you’re in college to get a degree (and eventually a job). Seth does a great job in this section because there’s a bunch of little golden nuggets on:

  • majors/careers
  • productivity tips/study habits
  • graduate school

Part 4 is all about Lifestyle. College moves very fast. How are you living your life? Do you have a lot of momentum or are you someone who just floats through not really doing anything? This section covers the following:

  • scheduling
  • habits
  • jobs
  • living arrangements
  • events/travel

Part 5 is all about action. It’s called your 4 Year Action Plan. This section is also the personal section of the book because in it, Seth writes on the following:

  • internships/career develop
  • life after college
  • paying off debt (his story)
  • life after college (his story)

Final Thoughts on Grades and Girls

If I was a 18 year-old high school senior, I would buy this book in a heart beat. I would be reading it right now and preparing for my Freshman orientation in August. If this book had come out in 2008, I would have bought it no questions asked.

This is the only book that realistically maps out college for young men in America. It’s literally the game plan to kill it all areas of life during your 4 years in college.

Now the big question people are going to ask:

I’m not in college, how can Grades and Girls help me?

Think about it.

What’s the number one way to get cool friends and hot chicks at any stage in life? Building value and building connections.

That’s what this book will teach you. It will get you in the mindset of networking with people regardless of your age.

Being social, building a solid crew, and scoring chicks doesn’t stop after college. The game simply opens up because you got more to work with.

This book will help any young, single guy improve his social and dating life. I guarantee it.

Grades and Girls is available for sale on Amazon. Do yourself a favor and get it now. Start building today!

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4 Comments

  1. Bondonellis
    March 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    I graduated college a couple years ago and I too made the mistake of thinking it would not be status conscious like high school was, it was even more so than high school. Not rushing a fraternity was one of the biggest mistakes of my entire life but even looking back at it, I noticed something about my university. My college used to be regarded as having some hot girls in it but after admission standards went up, the quality of girls went way way down.

    To make matters hell, I graduated a kiss less virgin. A lot had to do with buying into the STEM lie and picking a tough major but also because I didn’t get just how social circle oriented college was.

    It used to be that you could hit the bar scene and see a lot of beauties but now, it’s rare that you see a girl over a 7 and they are all concentrated in certain sororities. I hear from friends still back there that it just keeps getting worse and worse as admissions get more competitive.

    I think it’s the tough part about choosing a school too. You can go to an Ivy League or a top public but the quality of girls is generally going to be horrendous. IMO, Arizona St is the best overall school because it’s business program is strong and the girls are some of the hottest in the country.

    No point in looking back, only looking forward now as I try to build my life after college. Going for a side gig in the service industry as I work full time to build my resume. I want to hear more about building an awesome life after college instead of pondering about what could have been.

    It seems as if the college experience is dying down for a lot of young men due to campus culture today and the post grad scene in a big city is becoming the new college.

    • March 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm — Reply

      Interesting. I definitely the college scene is dying down, especially with all the SJW/liberal propaganda.

  2. PoundzleyElllis
    March 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    Hi Sonny,

    I recently received a job offer in a city that has an influx of college grads in their 20s moving to it. After looking around, I found an apartment close to where I work and it has a rooftop pool, bar, and a clubhouse. The place itself is a high rise and tour guide attempted to sell me on its community and residential feeling, telling me how they throw parties and such every month.

    Is it worth getting involved with that social scene or am I better off avoiding it? Are the parties any good in these places?

    What has your experience been?

    • March 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm — Reply

      Yes. It is definitely worth it. I promise you that.

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