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College Bound is a touching, coming-of-age story, which tells the tale of a young, working class man who overcomes financial challenges, alcoholism, and a devastating accident to attend college. The main character endures long, punishing hours in the hard rock construction trade and spends his evenings working on muscle cars but he dreams of a better life. He eventually sells everything he owns including his prized Shelby mustang to swap a life of cutting stone and pouring concrete for a college education. The novel follows the main character on a journey of self-discovery as he works his way through college, juggling a menagerie of jobs including set-up crew for a rock band and a stint in an army medical battalion, while living in a hard partying fraternity house that is thrown off campus for drug, alcohol and sexual code violations. This work of New Adult fiction is an authentic account of the college experience from the perspective of a "Joe Sixpack" who never thought becoming a "Joe College" graduate was in his life plan. College Bound is refreshingly honest and will have you laughing one minute and crying the next.
Bert Jay Miller is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Idaho State University and Drake University. He lives in Colorado where he enjoys hiking, rock climbing and kayaking in the Rocky Mountains. Miller has written two previous novels: The Muscle Car Wars and Moons of Gemini.