Congratulations Grads: "You Can Do It, Bunny" Author Encourages Recent Grads to Stay Persistent and Optimistic While Job-Hunting
This past Thursday, at Back Pages Books on Moody Street, Lexington native Christina Mercado read her recently launched book "You Can Do It, Bunny!" to a packed room of listeners. The event, coined the "What Am I Doing With My Life Hour" was themed around the concerns of young adults still figuring their lives out, especially in the light of a still shaky economy.
"You Can Do It, Bunny!" is about a young recent graduate bunny rabbit, who has difficulty finding work in Animal World due to high competition from other animals. Christina wrote this book after she had graduated from her Master's program, in order to alleviate herself from the stress of filling out job applications.
"Yep, the book’s basically about how much it sucks to apply for jobs in this economy. But it’s also about more than that – it’s about the power of our friends and family to be a support network. It’s about staying persistent and optimistic. It’s also about believing that somewhere, there’s a job that will be the right fit."
Caragh Poh, a blogger for the popular online entertainment site Hello Giggles, opened the event by reading a piece called "I'll Bet Taylor Swift Never Ate Too Many Chimichangas at a Mexican Family-Style Restaurant." Poh says that "whenever I'm' beating myself up a little for [being imperfect] I like to play a little game called 'I'll Bet Taylor Swift Never..."
Christina and Caragh ended the evening with a lively game of "Never Have I Ever," where members of the audience admitted to silly things they've been guilty of in the past.
"You Can Do It, Bunny!" is available in paperback now at Back Pages Books in Waltham and at the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge. The hardcover book and other gifts are available for pre-order at www.kickstarter.com (project: Go Bunny Books)