The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade

Why your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now

eBook - 2012
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Describes why the twenties can be the most defining decade of adulthood and offers tips on making the most of work and relationships during this still-formative time in a person's life.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781609417178
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvii, 241 p.)

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Feb 18, 2019

This book opened my mind to a whole new perspective on my 20s. I wish more young people would read this book!

ArapahoeSarah Nov 25, 2018

I wish I had read this book in my twenties...actually, a couple of years before I turned 20!

Apr 09, 2017

I feel like I'm on a good track based on what I read in this book, but I also picked up on some great points when dealing with the mind shift that's required from being a child / student, to being an adult. Nobody is going to tell you that your adult life has officially started, and there isn't any structure or plan waiting out there for you. Highly recommended read as an opportunity to thoughtfully consider how you spend the rest of your years, when you're in a position to actually change the course of them!

Mar 22, 2017

This book was very beneficial for me at the time in my life where I am about to transition from college to the working world. Through her client's stories, I was able to find relatable points that coincided with my life and how I can steer myself in a successful direction. By simply taking time to plan my future and take steps towards leading a happy life.

BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017

I loved this! I think any twenty-something who reads this can get something out of it, if only to help reaffirm their life choices so far.

Jul 06, 2015

This was a very timely read for me, as I just finished my degree. Right now, I'm in the "what's next?" phase of my 20's. Thanks to Jay's anecdotes, facts, and narrative I am able to prioritize major life events and put my dreams into action plans. This book has given me the motivation and inspiration for a life well lived.

Mar 01, 2013

Tell me something I don't know. Work hard, set goals, and don't take life for granted is the underlying message in this book. And oh yeah, ladies, you gotta have a baby NOW.

Feb 12, 2013

Great book about what you should be doing in your 20's. A very interesting read.


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Feb 12, 2013

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