Author to sign new book on unusual post-college adventures

Author: Shannon Roddel


Colleen Kinder, the sister of Molly Kinder, who was the first and only woman to become a member of the Irish Guard at the University of Notre Dame, will sign copies of her new book,Delaying the Real World: A Twenty-Somethings Guide to Seeking Adventure,from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday (April 14) in the Notre Dame Room of the LaFortune Student Center on campus.

A 2003 graduate ofYaleUniversity, Colleen Kinder has made a career of her free-spirited adventures, including living inCuba, island hopping through theCaribbean, and volunteering with the elderly.Delaying the Real Worldfeatures anecdotes from her, as well as more than a dozen Notre Dame graduates, including Molly, whose postgraduate experiences include serving as a Jesuit volunteer and author at a think tank inWashington,D.C.

Containing both creative ideas and practical information to help college graduates seek alternatives to joining the corporate world, the book offers help for those who might like to teach English inThailand, build houses in a Mexican village, work on a cruise ship, bike acrossAmerica, guide snorkeling groups inAustralia, or create and fund a service project.

Molly Kinder, who will join Thursdays book signing and talk about her own experiences, was a member of Notre Dames Irish Guard during her senior year in 2000.

Additional information on the book is available at

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