Facing 30by Lauren Dockett, Kristin Beck
This book was written for all of those women
Thirty. The big three-oh. The baby-boom generation ("Don't trust anyone over 30") got there -- and succumbed to the realities of middle-class adulthood. But many women today, looking toward their 30th birthdays, can only see less freedom, less satisfaction, and more work. The result: an epidemic of "late 20s freakout."
This book was written for all of those women who are afraid that life ends at this milestone. With illuminating interviews and wry wisdom, 30-year-olds Lauren Dockett and Kristin Beck pinpoint the big issues and offer words of solace, support, and guidance. They begin by investigating why so many Gen X women are fearful of growing older, discussing prolonged adolescent behavior, a skittishness about the trappings of adulthood, unfulfilled dreams, and misaprehensions about what adult life is like. Major themes get major attention: "Work Wise" explores career quandries (Does making more money always mean selling out?); "Love 30" takes on relationships and marriage (Is that trip down the aisle inevitable?); and "Brooding on Breeding" talks about motherhood (How fast is my biological clock really ticking?). Throughout, first-person stories from a broad range of women bring to life the very real dilemmas of growing older and show how to cope with grace and good humor.
After describing why turning 30 seems so terrible, the authors show why it's not really such a bad thing after all. They explain why it's better to face up to the realities of aging sooner rather than later. They talk to baby boom women who have been there, done that -- and prospered. And they demonstrate why the thirtysomething years are often the best years of all.
Filled with humor, practical advice, and sisterly wisdom, Facing 30 is required reading for any woman with trepidations about the big three-oh. This book will ease the pain, smooth the transition, and open the door to new possibilities.
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