No Safe College

by Ruth Truman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2008

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781452031033
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781434380265

About the Book

     The story focuses on Joan, a girl who is naïve, father dominated, and the first of her family to go to college.  Her parents send her to an isolated religious school, thinking she will be safe from what is happening at other colleges.  From the time she meets her roommates, her freshman world becomes one of uncertainty as she allows peer pressure to lead her into poor choices that keep her from the positive experiences available to her on campus.
     Joan, now in midlife, tells the story to her daughter in the hope that even though her daughter will have to face all she did and much more, she will make better choices in college and truly be safe.
      Drawn from the author's college counseling and administrative experiences, this novel is a "must read" for parents and pre college students alike, who can then discuss the importance of choices made in that crucial freshman year.

About the Author

Ruth Truman, teacher, college counselor, and university administrator, holds the B.S. in Education,  M.S. in Counseling, and Ph.D. in Higher Education.  With her husband Lee she spent forty very active years as a pastor's wife, and managed to have a career in higher education while raising four children.  She has led spiritual life retreats across the nation, been a guest on television and radio programs, remains active in her local church, and has served on boards and agencies of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She is the author of seven published books, six of which can be accessed through her website, or