The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade Author Meg Jay
ISBN-10 9781782114932
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books
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Contemporary culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay argues that this could not be further from the truth. In fact, your twenties are the most defining decade of adulthood. The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with real-life stories to show us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood. Smart, compassionate and constructive, The Defining Decade is a practical guide to making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss.

The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade Author Meg Jay
ISBN-10 9780446575065
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely. THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade Author Meg Jay
ISBN-10 9780446575065
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Twelve
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Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely. THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

20 Something 20 Everything

20 Something  20 Everything Author Christine Hassler
ISBN-10 1577313461
Year 2010-09-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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The midtwenties through the midthirties can be a time of difficult transition: the security blankets of college and parents are gone, and it’s suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, and adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the "twenties triangle", she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is questioning their choices, unsure if what they’ve been striving for is what they really want. They’re eager to set a new course for their lives, even if that means giving up what they have. Hassler herself left a fast-moving career that wasn’t right for her and instead took the risk of starting her own business. Now, based on her own experience and interviews with hundreds of women, she shares heartfelt stories on issues from career to parents to boyfriends to babies. Yet she also provides practical exercises to enable today’s woman to chart a new direction for her life.

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

101 Secrets For Your Twenties Author Paul Angone
ISBN-10 9780802487711
Year 2013-06-24
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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"Wow, may I just say how freakishly applicable these 'secrets' are to my life in my 20s?" @ABsport19 "I haven't laughed all day, until I read this. Hysterical & brilliant truth... So thankful for @PaulAngone" @kenin312 "Probably some of the best pieces of advice for 20-somethings ever. I especially love 5F, lol" @Emilyann54 "I wish I had this list when I was in my 20s...I hope more people in their 20s, feeling all alone can read this." Reader, AllGroanUp.com Every twenty-something needs a little black book of secrets. Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. We need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade. That guide is this book. Expanded from the blog post "21 Secrets for Your 20s" that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed pearls to help you rock life in your twenties.

Adulting

Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown
ISBN-10 9781455516896
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening. How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office -- Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. The secret to finding a mechanic you love-Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.

F ck I m in My Twenties

F ck  I m in My Twenties Author Emma Koenig
ISBN-10 9781452110530
Year 2012-08-22
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Everyone has that moment—the realization that adulthood has arrived, like a runaway train, and there's no getting out of its way. From the hit Tumblr blog of the same name, F*ck! I'm in My Twenties perfectly captures the new generation currently testing the waters of post-college reality. Quick-witted and self-deprecating, the author pens irreverent missives, DIY diagrams, illustrations, and tongue-in-cheek checklists that chronicle her experience as a twenty-something living in the big city. Including the best of her beloved blog, plus over 50% new material, this is a perfect humor impulse buy for anyone who has a love-hate relationship with their twenties.

Facing Bipolar

Facing Bipolar Author Russ Federman
ISBN-10 160882490X
Year 2010-02-02
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach. Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life. In this book you'll discover: •How therapy and medications can help •When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers •The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life•How to develop a support network and access college resources •Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness

20 Something Manifesto

20 Something Manifesto Author Christine Hassler
ISBN-10 9781577313977
Year 2010-09-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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Surrounded by possibility but unsure of your direction? You’re not alone. If you’re in your twenties, you’re likely feeling the combination of the excitement of this defining decade and the pressure to figure out your entire life. The thrill of newfound independence and opportunity can be quickly squelched by worry, disillusionment, or disappointment. Like thousands of other twenty somethings, you may have experienced what life coach and quarter-life expert Christine Hassler calls an “Expectation Hangover?.” This manifesto explores the all-important questions and life choices of these turbulent yet exciting years. Twenty somethings may commiserate about the challenges they face, but few resources offer practical lessons or suggestions. In these pages, quarter-life men and women tell their stories, sharing their successes and failures, along with their frustrations and realizations. The author’s insightful commentary and “take away” suggestions provide the tools and skills you need to create change and direction in your life. You’ll recognize and articulate your personal goals, paving the way to what you truly want.

Hard to Get

Hard to Get Author Leslie Bell
ISBN-10 9780520954489
Year 2013-03-08
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Hard to Get is a powerful and intimate examination of the sex and love lives of the most liberated women in history—twenty-something American women who have had more opportunities, more positive role models, and more information than any previous generation. Drawing from her years of experience as a researcher and a psychotherapist, Leslie C. Bell takes us directly into the lives of young women who struggle to negotiate the complexities of sexual desire and pleasure, and to make sense of their historically unique but contradictory constellation of opportunities and challenges. In candid interviews, Bell’s subjects reveal that, despite having more choices than ever, they face great uncertainty about desire, sexuality, and relationships. Ground-breaking and highly readable, Hard to Get offers fascinating insights into the many ways that sex, love, and satisfying relationships prove surprisingly elusive to these young women as they navigate the new emotional landscape of the 21st century.

My Year with Eleanor

My Year with Eleanor Author Noelle Hancock
ISBN-10 0062092138
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“I honestly loved this book.” —Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts “Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, is moving, enriching, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride.” —Julie Powell, bestselling author of Julie & Julia In the tradition of My Year of Living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday. Fans of Sloane Crosley and Chelsea Handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth.

Twentysomething

Twentysomething Author Samantha Henig
ISBN-10 9781101600481
Year 2012-11-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A mother-daughter writing team reports on what's really up with kids today Science writer Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter, journalist Samantha Henig, offer a smart, comprehensive look at what it's really like to be twentysomething—and to what extent it’s different for Millennials than it was for their Baby Boomer parents. The Henigs combine the behavioral science literature for insights into how young people make choices about schooling, career, marriage, and childbearing; how they relate to parents, friends, and lovers; and how technology both speeds everything up and slows everything down. Packed with often-surprising discoveries, Twentysomething is a two-generation conversation that will become the definitive book on being young in our time. "The fullest guide through this territory . . . A densely researched report on the state of middleclass young people today, drawn from several data sources and fi­ltered through a comparative lens." —­The New Yorker

I Totally Meant to Do that

I Totally Meant to Do that Author Jane Borden
ISBN-10 9780307464637
Year 2011
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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A whimsical collection of essays traces the author's haphazard experiences as a Southern debutante who after a youth of boarding schools and shrimp forks transitioned to New York living, where she hid her genteel upbringing and learned the skills of a hipster. Original.

The Quarter Life Breakthrough

The Quarter Life Breakthrough Author Adam Smiley Poswolsky
ISBN-10 0991404408
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher
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An inspiring career guide for twenty- (and thirty-) somethings to get unstuck, pursue work that matters and change the world. This book is for people who want to get paid for who they are and what they believe in. Most books and articles about twentysomethings focus on the problem: why we are doomed, in debt, depressed, lazy, unlucky, entitled, or addicted to Facebook. Instead, Adam Smiley Poswolsky writes about the solution, so that anyone going through a quarter-life crisis can turn a moment of being stuck into a breakthrough and find meaningful work. THE QUARTER-LIFE BREAKTHROUGH shares the stories of many twenty- (and thirty-) somethings who are figuring out how to work with purpose (and still pay their rent). Despite being shackled by debt, recession, and the jobs crisis-these millennials aren't motivated by money. Rather, they're driven to make the world more compassionate, innovative, and sustainable.

The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness Author Sonja Lyubomirsky
ISBN-10 9781101605509
Year 2013-01-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The bestselling author of The How of Happiness reveals how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.