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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.

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"Any recent college grad mired in a quarter-life crisis or merely dazed by the freedom of post-collegiate existence should consider it required reading." Slate.com, Staff Pick

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"Meg Jay takes the specific complaints of twenty something life and puts them to diagnostic use." New Yorker

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"The professional and personal angst of directionless twentysomethings is given a voice and some sober counsel in this engaging guide. While Jay maintains that facing difficulties in one's 20s 'is a jarring — but efficient and often necessary — way to grow,' the author is sincere and sympathetic, making this well-researched mix of generational sociology, psychotherapy, career counseling, and relationship advice a practical treatise for a much-maligned demographic." Publishers Weekly

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"A clinical psychologist issues a four-alarm call for the 50 million 20-somethings in America....A cogent argument for growing up and a handy guidebook on how to get there." Kirkus Reviews

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"Excellently written, this book is sensitive to the emotional life of twentysomethings." Library Journal

About the Author

Meg Jay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, and twentysomethings in particular. She is an assistant clinical professor at University of Virginia, and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Jay earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446561754
Author:
Jay, Meg
Publisher:
Twelve
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
Young adults; Personal growth; Conduct of life; Psychology
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 0.54 lb

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Product details 272 pages Twelve - English 9780446561754 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Any recent college grad mired in a quarter-life crisis or merely dazed by the freedom of post-collegiate existence should consider it required reading."
"Review" by , "Meg Jay takes the specific complaints of twenty something life and puts them to diagnostic use."
"Review" by , "The professional and personal angst of directionless twentysomethings is given a voice and some sober counsel in this engaging guide. While Jay maintains that facing difficulties in one's 20s 'is a jarring — but efficient and often necessary — way to grow,' the author is sincere and sympathetic, making this well-researched mix of generational sociology, psychotherapy, career counseling, and relationship advice a practical treatise for a much-maligned demographic."
"Review" by , "A clinical psychologist issues a four-alarm call for the 50 million 20-somethings in America....A cogent argument for growing up and a handy guidebook on how to get there."
"Review" by , "Excellently written, this book is sensitive to the emotional life of twentysomethings."
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