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How to Get Over College and Become a Functioning Member of Society

Miami Dade College Professor Patrick Anderson Jr.’s new novel “Quarter Life Crisis” takes a look at post-university trials and tribulations in the new millennium.

Miami, FL, July 21, 2014 --( Life after college has become a sore point for many university graduates in 2014, a fact that local author and Miami Dade College faculty member Patrick Anderson Jr. can personally attest to. It’s an ongoing issue, one that he explores with a comedic slant in his new coming-of-age comedy novel “Quarter Life Crisis,” debuting on Tuesday, August 5th.

Set in Miami, “Quarter Life Crisis” takes the reader into the lives of two troubled individuals: Sean is a recent college grad turned burgeoning alcoholic who’s forced to take a job bartending when he can’t find one pertaining to his psychology degree, struggling to pay his student loans and get over a privileged past to find meaning in life after academia; Lauren is in a similar situation, battling her personal shortcomings after having dropped out of college to have a baby and get married to her husband, Rick, who she’s just walked in on having sex with their son’s babysitter. When Lauren and Sean meet, an event takes place that will forever tie them together, and change their perception of what it means to be truly happy in the long run.

Anderson—an English professor at Miami Dade College, home of the Miami International Book Fair—wrote “Quarter Life Crisis” while in graduate school at University of Central Florida, where the novel served as his Master’s thesis. Prior to his time there, he received his Bachelor’s in English from Florida State University.

“The irony that ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ earned me my Master’s degree isn’t lost on me,” said Anderson. “The novel isn’t a condemnation of the collegiate pursuit. It just presents the reality of what life’s really like for a majority of college grads in the new millennium. It’s funny but honest, and guaranteed to leave readers nodding and thinking of a few people who these characters remind them of, if they’re not one themselves.”

“Quarter Life Crisis” is available for preorder in eBook and print from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, among other major book retailers. For more information about “Quarter Life Crisis”, please visit or

Review copies and interviews upon request. For booking presentations, media appearances, and/or book-signings contact Patrick at 305-458-4007, or at
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