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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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Genre: Psychology
Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Twelve
Release: 2012-04-17
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780446575065

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Contemporary culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay argues that this could not be further from the truth. In fact, your twenties are the most defining decade of adulthood. The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with real-life stories to show 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. Smart, compassionate and constructive, The Defining Decade is a practical guide to making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release: 2016-04-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782114932

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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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Genre: Psychology
Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2012-04-17
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780446575065

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Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity. Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them. Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?" These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company. Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether -- and how -- the good wins out in the end.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2017-11-14
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455559145

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Every twentysomething needs a little black book of secrets. Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. We need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade. That guide is this book. Expanded from the blog post "21 Secrets for Your 20s" that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed pearls to help you rock life in your twenties. This is the perfect gift for college graduation. Or the best Christmas present you can give to the 20-something in your life. For everyone and anyone who is struggling through becoming an adult ... You need 101 Secrets for Your Twenties.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paul Angone
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release: 2013-06-24
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802487711

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Everyone has that moment—the realization that adulthood has arrived, like a runaway train, and there's no getting out of its way. From the hit Tumblr blog of the same name, F*ck! I'm in My Twenties perfectly captures the new generation currently testing the waters of post-college reality. Quick-witted and self-deprecating, the author pens irreverent missives, DIY diagrams, illustrations, and tongue-in-cheek checklists that chronicle her experience as a twenty-something living in the big city. Including the best of her beloved blog, plus over 50% new material, this is a perfect humor impulse buy for anyone who has a love-hate relationship with their twenties.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Emma Koenig
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2012-08-22
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452110530

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This wonderfully written and well-researched book adds an important facet to our evolving understanding of the sixties. firmly and passionately planting the Jewish `third solitude" experience of the period within its Canadian and international contexts. Troper shows now the Canadian Jewish identity was jolted not only by the activism and not so-quiet revolutions of sixties North America. but also by the dramatic politics of Israel and the Middle East. especially the 1967 Six Day war. Essential Reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the full sixties experience in Canada. Dimitry Anastakis, Department of History. Trent University. and editor, The Sixties: Passion, Politics, and Style Harold Troper has written the definitive book about what he calls the Defining Decade. This insightful, well-Written. Lively work not only tells the story of Canadian Jewry during the 1960s. but it illuminates important changes that were occuring throughout Canadian society and among Canadian Jewry's prominent next-door neighbour. the American Jewish Community. Gil Troy, Professor of History, McGill University Canadian Jewry during the 1960s underwent major transformations as the community grew in size, diversified. and asserted itself in new ways. A naunced portrait of one ethnic Community's evolving selfperception. The Defining Decade tells this compelling story with energy, clarity, and purpose.' Ceral Tuichinsky, Department of History. Queen's University. and author of Canada's Jews. A People's History.

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Genre: History
Author: Harold Troper
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2010
File: 356 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442610460

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Counsel parents of teens on how to overcome anxiety and dependence in older children by drawing on a Jewish system of character refinement that focuses on developing a young person's sound judgment.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Wendy Mogel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2011-09-13
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416542049

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Two pairs of developmental psychologists take sides in a debate that is central to the concept of emerging adulthood. They argue that as young people around the world share demographic similarities, such as longer education and later marriage, the years between the ages 18 and 25 are best understood as entailing a new life stage.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199757176

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The midtwenties through the midthirties can be a time of difficult transition: the security blankets of college and parents are gone, and it’s suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, and adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the "twenties triangle", she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is questioning their choices, unsure if what they’ve been striving for is what they really want. They’re eager to set a new course for their lives, even if that means giving up what they have. Hassler herself left a fast-moving career that wasn’t right for her and instead took the risk of starting her own business. Now, based on her own experience and interviews with hundreds of women, she shares heartfelt stories on issues from career to parents to boyfriends to babies. Yet she also provides practical exercises to enable today’s woman to chart a new direction for her life.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Christine Hassler
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2010-09-24
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 1577313461

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