Wednesday, February 18, 2015

feb book club: the defining decade by meg jay

why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now

this book consists of 3 parts: work, love, the brain and the body. author meg jays proves that thirty is not the new twenty and argues against a culture that tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. as a clinical psychologist, jay shares both personal narratives from clients and hard evidence showing the importance of our twentysomething years and how these years set a foundation for the future depending on what we do and don't do now. if you want to hear more - watch meg jay's TED talk!

one caveat - the chapter on fertility somewhat freaked me out. I think this was the author's point although it felt somewhat harsh considering these matters can be out of one's control to a certain degree.

"meg jay takes the specific complaints of twentysomething life and puts them to diagnostic use." -the new yorker

march book club: attitude is everything by keith harrell

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