Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation...And What to Do about It [NOOK Book]

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Former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was a stay-at-home mother. Founder and CEO of Oxygen Media Geraldine Laybourne was working at a public interest think tank for teachers. Political strategist Mary Matalin was a first-year law student—and about to drop out. And months prior to her thirtieth birthday, financial strategist and best-selling author Suze Orman was working as a waitress, making $400 a month.

Decades later, these Boomer women and many others have ...

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Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation...And What to Do about It

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Overview

Former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was a stay-at-home mother. Founder and CEO of Oxygen Media Geraldine Laybourne was working at a public interest think tank for teachers. Political strategist Mary Matalin was a first-year law student—and about to drop out. And months prior to her thirtieth birthday, financial strategist and best-selling author Suze Orman was working as a waitress, making $400 a month.

Decades later, these Boomer women and many others have reached the pinnacles of their professions. So why do Gen-X/Y women feel such pressure to have the perfect career, body, husband, and kids by the time they are at or around 30? Why has 30 become such a make-or-break moment?

As the generation that came of age after the most visible glass ceilings had been broken, Gen-X/Y women were raised to believe in futures without limitations. Yet, as journalists Lia Macko and Kerry Rubin reveal in their fascinating investigation, many women have distorted the well-intentioned empowerment messages of their youth and are quietly blaming themselves when they fail to overcome the very real obstacles that still exist in our society. Though many Gen-X/Y women are hitting the same roadblocks at the same time, instead of questioning what's wrong with the system—as Boomer women did in their twenties—they're questioning their own "choices."

Searching for solutions, Macko and Rubin have enlisted the aid of the New Girls' Club, a group of successful, satisfied women who've lived through their own crossroads moments, earned their battle scars, and now share their stories and strategies. While today's young women may indeed be a generation in the middle of a Midlife Crisis at 30, they now have a dream team of mentors to help guide them through it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609619978
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 600,985
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    Insightful...and Comforting

    This book was not only insightful in its analysis on the collision course between a woman's professional and personal life that occurs around the age of 30 - but it also gave comfort knowing that others are struggling and are just as confused. It was nice to have the problem acknowledged.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Recommended

    I recommend reading this book. It does analize what happens to someone who is having a mild mid-life crisis and can't figure out why. I would have given it 5 stars but at the end of the book it's chapter after chapter of other people talking, other women who were interviewed. After the first 100 interviews, you can't relate anymore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2004

    Thank you

    To Kerry Rubin and Lia Macko for giving voices to millions of contemporary women, and, reality to myth.... Congratulations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    excellent and helpful

    Packed with wit, information and great ideas. Fun to read. I now understand more about the choices and dilemas of todays young women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2004

    A GREAT WELL WRITTEN BOOK

    It's about time someone told the world what it is like to be in you 30's and feeling all the things women feel in this difficult time. I bought this book for every woman of that age that I know. Well written and informative. A great read!!

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