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If you didn't get Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" as a graduation gift, then you just haven't graduated yet. It's an inspiring book for the newly matriculated, to encourage them to chase after their dreams.


It contains more pleasant lies than there are in your family photo albums.
(Via Random House)

Here's a (mostly) line-by-line examination of the book reflecting a more, well, realistic worldview.

"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!"
Not so fast. Your parents will take you out to a tedious “celebration dinner" after graduation, and getting Grandma back to the home is going to be a whole thing. The hardest part is pretending to be genuinely moved and pleased with all 10 relatives who gave you Oh, the Places You'll Go! as a graduation gift.