The Defining Decade by Meg Jay audiobook

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

By Meg Jay, PhD
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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.

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Summary

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A Slate Magazine Best Book of 2012: Staff Pick

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The professional and personal angst of directionless twentysomethings is given a voice and some sober counsel in this engaging guide.” Publishers Weekly
“Excellently written, this book is sensitive to the emotional life of twentysomethings.” Library Journal
“I strongly recommend The Defining Decade for anyone in their 20s trying to figure out their life’s direction.” Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do with My Life?
“Meg Jay takes the specific complaints of twentysomething life and puts them to diagnostic use.” New Yorker
“Any recent college grad mired in a quarter-life crisis or merely dazed by the freedom of postcollegiate existence should consider it required reading.” Slate (staff pick)
“The professional and personal angst of directionless twentysomethings is given a voice and some sober counsel in this engaging guide. While Jay maintains that facing difficulties in one’s twenties ‘is a jarring—but efficient and often necessary—way to grow,’ the author is sincere and sympathetic, making this well-researched mix of generational sociology, psychotherapy, career counseling, and relationship advice a practical treatise for a much-maligned demographic.” Publishers Weekly
“A clinical psychologist issues a four-alarm call for the fifty million twenty-somethings in America…A cogent argument for growing up and a handy guidebook on how to get there.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fascinating…It should be read by all young adults, their friends, their parents, their grandparents, their bosses, their siblings…really, by just about everyone!” Timothy D. Wilson, author of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change )
The Defining Decade is eye-opening, important, and a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it.” Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus

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Author Bio: Meg Jay PhD

Author Bio: Meg Jay PhD

Meg Jay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development and is the author of The Defining Decade. She works as an assistant clinical professor at University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. She earned doctorates in clinical psychology and gender studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 5.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English