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Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties

by Alexandra Robbins, Abby Wilner

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The book was okay but it seemed to me like it was filled more with overall gripes and lamentations from twentysomethings, and not so much useful tips and helpful information. Although I may have appreciated it more if I'd read it about a year ago. ( )
  lemontwist | Dec 28, 2009 |
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While the midlife crisis has been thoroughly explored by experts, there is another landmine period in our adult development, called the quarterlife crisis, which can be just as devastating. When young adults emerge at graduation from almost two decades of schooling, during which each step to take is clearly marked, they encounter an overwhelming number of choices regarding their careers, finances, homes, and social networks. Confronted by an often shattering whirlwind of new responsibilities, new liberties, and new options, they feel helpless, panicked, indecisive, and apprehensive.

Quarterlife Crisis is the first book to document this phenomenon and offer insightful advice on smoothly navigating the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood, from school to the world beyond. It includes the personal stories of more than one hundred twentysomethings who describe their struggles to carve out personal identities; to cope with their fears of failure; to face making choices rather than avoiding them; and to balance all the demanding aspects of personal and professional life. From "What do all my doubts mean?" to "How do I know if the decisions I'm making are right?" this book compellingly addresses the hardest questions facing young adults today.

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Are you torn between climbing the career ladder or throwing on a sarong in Goa? Do all your mates seem more successful and sorted than you do? Are you suffocated by choice, responsibility, and self-doubt? Are money, homelife and relationships stressing you out? Do these questions just make you want to crawl back under your duvet? Surprisingly you are not alone you could be in the middle of a quarterlife crisis. We've all heard of adolescent angst and the mid-life crisis, but no one really talks about the challenges of the period in between. The truth is that being a twentysomething in the 'real-world' isn't easy. "Quarterlife Crisis" is the first book to name and document this phenomenon. With masses of facts, information, and startlingly honest anecdotes "Quarterlife Crisis" helps you out through an often dizzying period, and compellingly tackles the most difficult questions facing twenty somethings today.

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