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Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived
     

Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived

by Alexandra Robbins
 

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The practical followup to the acclaimed bestseller

In 2001, the groundbreaking book Quarterlife Crisis® addressed the unique and unsettling trials of entering modern adulthood. For the first time, it identified how twentysomethings were lost and confused, and lamented the absence of a guide-a roadmap with solutions for how to emerge from the crisis

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The practical followup to the acclaimed bestseller

In 2001, the groundbreaking book Quarterlife Crisis® addressed the unique and unsettling trials of entering modern adulthood. For the first time, it identified how twentysomethings were lost and confused, and lamented the absence of a guide-a roadmap with solutions for how to emerge from the crisis successful, happy, and sane.

Now, the author of Quarterlife Crisis® delivers that roadmap. Alexandra Robbins goes beyond defining the problem of the quarterlife crisis and puts readers on the path to conquering it. She asks-and answers-the tough, soul-searching questions that keep young adults awake at night:

- How do I weigh doing what I love versus making money?
- Will I ever find my "soul mate"?
- Why is it so hard to make friends?
- Why are my twenties so different from what I expected?

With new voices as well as follow-up interviews with some of the original Quarterlife Crisis® twentysomethings, Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis® is the new go-to guide for people who want it all...but just aren't sure what that is yet.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is Robbins's follow-up to Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties, wherein she was one of the first to document the harsh realities facing young adults in this generation. Here, she offers valuable input on love, friendships, money, and unfulfilled expectations to those experiencing the uncertainty of young adulthood.
In 2001, Alexandra Robbins delivered the sad news that being 20-something wasn't necessarily a bed of roses. Her Quarterlife Crisis squelched Me-Generation misconceptions about those supposedly "no sweat" post-college years. In Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis, she sketches out a road map for navigating past those vexing young adult problems: Will I ever find my soul mate? Why is it so hard to make friends? How do I choose between pursuing my dreams or pursuing big bucks?
Chicago Tribune
Robbins gets answers that can point a person in the right direction.
Washington Post
There's a lot of good career advice here.
Tulsa World
A new book and a new message for the millions of 20-somethings who are still lost.
Indianapolis Star
Down-to-earth advice from hundreds of people who successfully walloped the quarterlife crisis.
Times Herald
Many of our readers in their 20s and early 30s could relate.
Newhouse News Service
Highly effective. . . . Every reader is likely to find one person who truly speaks to his or her concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399530388
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2004
Edition description:
PERIGEE
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
877,921
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Alexandra Robbins, a contributing editor at Mademoiselle, is a journalist who has written for such publications as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Salon, and Time Digital.

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