Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself: $4.99
If you hate corny self-help books, this is the cynical guide that you'll love. I don't actually own it but I read some of it Barnes & Noble the other day, and it's very, very funny. From the publisher:
In 'Faking It' readers will learn how to bluff their way through on-the-job conversations, woo cute art students with the compelling use of the term "postmodern," and feign a deep appreciation of Neruda. The CollegeHumor team of experts provides everything required to pull off an outstanding social life, including appearing to have cultural knowledge beyond references gleaned from The Simpsons. The sexual, financial, and social arenas have never been more competitive, so it can't hurt to act like you understand classical music, even if you prefer light beer to light opera.Published just in time for graduation, Faking It is the poseur's bible, but with less religious overtones than the real bible-and more pointers on conspicuously carrying an NPR tote bag
At just $4.99 on Amazon, this is the perfect gift for the jaded college student in your life.