The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How To Make The Most Of Them Now
ISBN: 0446561754
EAN13: 9780446561754
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 2, 2013
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties--and themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours.

Our thirty-is-the-new-twenty culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. In The Defining Decade, Meg Jay argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized the most transformative time of our lives.

Drawing from more than two decades of work with thousands of clients and students, Jay 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 take the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood--if we use the time well.

Also included in this updated edition:

  • Up-to-date research on work, love, the brain, friendship, technology, and fertility
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5
   Good read
I’d recommend this book, I think it has some good advice. For people saying it’s too dated and whatnot, I still think it’s worth a read. Just take what resonates with you and leave what doesn’t.
 
5
   20s material
Nobody will do it for you in your 20s, so you need to take ownership of yours. The decade when you decide who you want to be and what you want your future to look like. It gives you a chance to change and improve, but mostly to realize how important this time of your life is.
 
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   VERY, VERY DATED! Not worth your time.
The book was okay, but there was a lot of dated information that was against current research. It was so painful to read that it was like having a conversation with my grandparents about bootstraps, which is not applicable in this economy and post- covid world. The sources in the back of the book are from the early 2000's. The modern 20- something needs something more relevant to the current times and research. If both partners move in together and have the intention to marry, they have a much, much better chance at marriage and staying married longer, according to current research.
 
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   VERY, VERY DATED! Not worth your time.
The book was okay, but it had a lot of dated information. It was so painful to read that it was like having a conversation with my grandparents about bootstraps, which is not applicable in this economy and post-covid world. The sources in the back of the book are mostly from the early 2000's. I think the modern 20-something needs something more relevant to the current times. If both partners move in together and have the intention to marry, they have a much better chance at marriage and staying married longer, according to current research.
 
4
   I liked the book but its not fir everyone
I am from Latin America. The books give good advice for an American middle class with a college degree. I feel lucky to be part of that demographic up to a certain point. Many of the tips can't be applied to people in other parts of the world. It looks at life from a narrow North American perspective. The book is useful to many.
 
4
   I liked the book but its not fir everyone
I am from Ecuador. Good advice is given to the American middle class with a college degree. I feel fortunate to be a part of that demographic up to a certain point. Many of the tips can't be applied to people in other parts of the world It looks at life from a narrow North American perspective. The book is useful to many.
 
5
   Solid Advice
A lot of things were cleared up by it. I was pulled in a lot of different directions by very different advice when I was about to graduate from college. Having an expert who can analyze the successes and failures she's encountered has made my choices a lot easier.
 
5
   Thought provoking read
I have finished the book, but have 30 more pages to read. These are topics that we often think about when we're in your twenties. I've read one of the best books this year so far.
 
5
   WOW!!
Wow. I would recommend this to anyone in their 20's, anyone with kids in their 20's, or anyone who will be in the 20's one day. All of you should read this book. It's not to sound bossy. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy and humble to know that all the issues I have been having are experienced by others as well. Other crazy 20-somethings like me feel a little confused by life. Meg Jay does an amazing job of making it seem normal. So here I go, Meg Jay, off to be intentional, get to work, pick my family, make my own certainty, and decide my life right now. If you like the review, you can follow me on social media.
 
5
   WOW!!
Wow! I would recommend this to anyone in their 20s, or anyone with kids in their 20s, or anyone who will be in the 20s one day. This book is for all of you. Not to sound bossy... immediately. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy and humble to know that all the issues I have been having are experienced by others too. Other crazy 20- somethings like me feel a little confused by life, it's messy, wonderful, and overwhelming. Meg Jay does a great job of making it seem normal. I am going to Meg Jay to be intentional, get to work, pick my family, make my own certainty, and decide my life right now. If you like the review, you can follow me on social media.
 
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