Morehouse College graduate Christopher Sumlin recently released his new book “This Thing Called Life” about helping prospective students attending college with navigating life at a historically black college or university, or HBCU.

The book was released to all major markets in paperback and digital editions, including,, Kobo and iTunes via Boyle & Dalton, according to an official statement released by Sumlin.

In regards to his book “This Thing Called Life,” Sumlin expressed that choosing to go to college is a important part of the process, adding that he wanted to write a book that was quite informative and vital to one’s duration in college at an HBCU. But he also wanted to create a book that is more than just worthwhile, the statement reads. “The writing in the book is witty, funny, and captivating,” Sumlin explained.

According to Sumlin, he wanted to draw on his recent experience as a 2017 college graduate to “create a body of work that was relevant and authentic to going to college.” What’s more, when Sumlin was preparing to leave for Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from his home in Columbus, Ohio, he says, he found that there were very few resources with up-to-date information on the realities of campus living and young adult independence.

The rest is history, as they say.

“If anyone [headed to college] is looking for a laugh, a good story and wisdom, this book is for them,” Sumlin had said laughingly.

According to the statement, “Dealing with This Thing Called College” is Christopher Sumlin’s second book, and builds on the self-help materials he assembled in his debut work, “Dealing with This Thing Called Life.” Sumlin noted that he is inspired by the writing style of Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Work Week), which he describes as “great advice and stories…backed with research.” Sumlin also mentioned that he is inspired by incredible modern-day black entrepreneurs like Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey.

“If anyone [headed to college] is looking for a laugh, a good story and wisdom, this book is for them.” – Christopher Sumlin.

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Christopher Sumlin is a native of Dayton, Ohio, but graduated from high school in Columbus, Ohio. He holds degrees from Ohio Dominican University and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts where he is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Boston University.

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