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  • The Defining Decade

  • Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now
  • By: Meg Jay
  • Narrated by: Meg Jay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Frank K on 06-25-17

Slow and Steady

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-17

The author means well but makes the assumption that everyone wants the same thing, marriage, own a home, work a highly paid corporate job and so on. She offers good insight about the importance of making decisions in your twenties but does so in a monotone way. My favorite part was the concept of the strength of weak ties.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • By: Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope with Confidence

  • By Dan on 07-25-12

One of the most insightful and inspiring books

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Reviewed: 12-13-16

As someone who was actively searching for a life purpose and a way to contribute, this book has inspired me in may ways. Great content with scientific facts and history that show how far the human race has come and where we are going. I've never been more confident in our society and future. Thank you for sharing this.