The Defining Decade
Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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If you or someone you know is in their 20s this is worth reading
In my opinion Dr. Jay does an excellent job at offering compelling insight on the questions and struggles that many 20 somethings living in the western world are facing today, for we are in a society that is quite different from previous generations. I found the conversations dr. Jay shares in this book to be very familiar and helped bring clarity and perspective to my own journey as a 25 year old recent college grad/grad school student feeling slightly lost and uncertain about the path I'm on. This book has helped me re examine how I am doing life and is also very encouraging!
Thanks to this book, I learned a ton about myself and recommend it to twenty somethings I meet
It took me around a week to read this book. It was so addicting. I highly recommend you pick up this book if you feel like you're a bit "lost in life" in your twenties or even thirties. It talks about how some of her patients were depressed about blowing their life away living the cliche of how their twenties are supposed to be, according to Hollywood. It will make you get in the mood of "now is the time to act." Definitely a must-have.