Our "30-is-the-new-20" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20. In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood.
Drawing from more than 10 years of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, Dr. Jay weaves the science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. She shares what psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, reproductive specialists, human-resources executives, and economists know about the unique power of our 20s and how they change our lives. The result is a provocative and sometimes poignant listen that shows us why our 20s do matter. Our 20s are a time when the things we do - and the things we don't do - will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come.
©2012 Meg Jay (P)2012 Hachette
My twenty two year old daughter just graduated from college and will be moving out of state. My wife listened to the audio version and bought two hard cover copies, one for our daughter and one for our twenty something son who lives in another city. It must have struck a chord as these young adults couldn't put it down, and asked if Meg Jay had any other books (not yet).
Save yourself some time and from listening to the most depressing, exhausted, and resigned voice:1) Make goals and put them on a timeline. These include being married, having children, career, education. These don't magically happen - they take planning and time keeps ticking2) Don't assume that free time is fulfilling or alternatively that choosing to focus on one thing means closing the doors on all other possibilities.
She was pretentious, and I think the worst part was her trying to convince the audience to not dream, not have aspiration, just keep it simple and to what's immediately achievable.Plus, her voice is so worn down and tired and whatever you can call the opposite of uplifting.
You can't improve parts of a performance when the core of the message is something I don't ultimately agree with.
I really would. The book is exactly what is says it is, galvanizing (if possibly jarring) for my age group and insightful for parents, teachers, etc. The book really does capture what it's like to be a 20 something and really does give what I believe is genuine advice and counsel.
Several. From the client who felt lost in an ocean to the one who honestly and sincerely wanted just a apartment and a pet dog, again and again I found myself identifying with the client stories in this book. If it wasn't me, it could've been.
and are generally an anxiety prone negative person…prepare your sails because a storm's a'comin'!
No, it was good, helpful, and enlightening. If you like self help books generally, then you'll like this one too. If you are in your early twenties…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE listen to it. It has a lot of good advice I could of used several years ago.
Deciding today does not limit tomorrow.The only way to limit tomorrow is to NOT decide today.
Absolutely life changing in the hands of a an 18-28 year old!
It's my third audiobook, and I loved this book.
Very eye-opening and insightful
Creating action plans and purposefully meeting new people.
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