Road Signs on Life’s Journey

Jan Yager, Ph.D.RoadSignsonLifesJourney (cover)

ISBN 978-1-889262-91-8 Hardcover $26.95 (retail list price)

Press Release

Foreign editions



Featured in the Dallas Morning News, this book was inspired by the realization that her oldest son would be leaving for college, this unique book covers learning, friendship, family, romance, love, time management, joy, and lots more. In addition to 257 sayings, the author, who taught at the college level since her mid-twenties, including at the University of Connecticut, includes fill in sections where you (or the person you gift this book to) can write in more sayings as well as keeping track of your favorite books and a wish list of books you’d like to read.


“This book is incredible. At every road sign, I stopped and took a look at the world around me, what I was thinking, what I was feeling. Filled with helpful and heart-filled advice, this book truly touched me. The depths of these pages helped me with past experiences, current experiences, and I know it will help me immensely with what is to come.”
—Chloe Wohlforth, high school senior (Class of 2003)

“Dr. Jan Yager has produced this lovely collection of thoughts that are both pragmatic and uplifting. Parents will delight in tucking this book into that moving box of favorites for the graduate. That newly minted college student will find warm ‘heart connections’ when they browse through Road Signs on Life’s Journey and think of those who treasure them at home. ”
—Bob Danzig, author and former president, Hearst Newspapers

“Compiled by professional speaker Jan Yager, Road Signs On Life’s Journey: Sayings And Insights To Help You Find Your Way is an inspirational “do-it-yourself” book comprised of quotable quotes of wisdom, all of which are presented as “road signs.” Enhanced with an extensive bibliography, as well as sections for writing down one’s own thoughts, Road Signs On Life’s Journey is enthusiastically recommended for anyone seeking to improve their perspectives on life as well as they way they live. As much fun to browse through in its own right as it is to provide food for thoughtful reflection, Road Signs On Life’s Journey invests its quips with heart and soul. ‘Don’t try to see the past through the prism of the present.’ – Dr. Jackson, History 137”

“Road Signs of Life’s Journey is filled with a wonderful collection of wisdom, support, concern and love. Dr. Yager shares the knowledge she has gained on life’s road and passes it along in a heartfelt and clever manner. This book is a “must” for parents who are sending their children off to college. I wish I would have had such a sincere, honest and practical guide to assist me in my journey through the wonderful and enlightening years of my youth. However, this great book is also a guide for all, with inspiring and uplifting thoughts and ideas that can be passed along through the years—a timeless treasure indeed!”
—Christine A. Hartline, M.A.”

Sample sayings:

“#1. Studying is like laundry: it’s easier if you do some each day and don’t let it pile up.
#3. Learning your limitations may be as educational as learning your strengths.
#15. Be loyal to your friends but first and foremost be loyal to yourself.
#54. Promise less, deliver more.
#175. Cultivate sharp listening and thinking skills. That is how you will learn the most.”

About the author

Jan Yager, Ph.D. is a sociologist and the award-winning author of 35+ nonfiction and fiction titles translated into 30+ languages.

Book details

5.5 x 8.5
103 pages
Copyright © 2003