The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now

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By (author) Meg Jay

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  • Publisher: Twelve
  • Format: Paperback | 239 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0446561754
  • ISBN 13: 9780446561754
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 3,723

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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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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.

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"I strongly recommend THE DEFINING DECADE""for anyone in their 20s trying to figure out their life's direction. You'll learn how to search productively, how to avoid being indulgent, and how to turn good opportunities into great ones." "Po Bronson, author of "What Should I Do With My Life?," co-author of "Nurtureshock"""