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Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke, and Hangry

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Most of us have been there; deciding on whether to eat boxed macaroni and cheese or ramen noodles; both full of sodium and are not deep dish pizza, tacos or a filet mignon. Oh, the woes of being a college student: working, paying bills, needing to eat, and trying to live a life at the same time.

Whether you’re a dedicated student with great study habits or an over caffeinated, stressed out procrastinator, or even somewhere in between, you all have something in common: school, homework, need money to live, homework, and life in general.

Recent graduate Samantha Jayne gets our struggles. Jayne has even managed to put them into words and pictures. “I don’t need to exercise ‘cause I already sweat when I contemplate the depth of my student loan debt.”

Earlier this year, she released her first book, “Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke, and Hangry”. Consisting of photos and short, one-liner poetry, the 165-page book is easy to read and can be done so within an hour. It might take you a little bit longer if you’re reading it at work. Her poetry covers the topics of routine, money, food, social life, sex, love, weddings, fashion, unemployment and work.

Whether you’re eighteen, twenty-two or eighty-two, it doesn’t take a Millennial to relate to the sad, yet hilarious poetry that pocket sized book contains.

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