Douglas Barry is the author of a new book called Wisdom for a High School Grad (Running Press), a compilation of advice he received from noteworthy people after he sent out letters asking: What should I get out of college?
President George W. Bush wrote to him: The world is ripe with opportunity for those who work hard, get an education, and play by the rules.
Meanwhile, Regis Philbin wrote the most important thing he learned at college was: How little I knew til then.
Now about to finish his first year at Tulane, Barry says the biggest thing he had to cope with was leaving his friends and family back home in Philadelphia and making new friends at school.
He says, Going back home was weird because of the two worlds that came together.
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