The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together: A Step-by-Step Plan for Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis

The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together: A Step-by-Step Plan for Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis

by Mary Traina


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Your guide to making it as a real-life grownup!

Like a lot of people, author Mary Traina spent her early twenties making a mess out of her life—until she realized it was time to toss the red Solo cups and finally grow up. In The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together, she teaches you how to bust out of your rut with practical advice for kicking your bad habits, taking action toward your goals, and moving on to the next stage of your life as an adult. From answering tough relationship questions to advancing your career, she'll tackle all your biggest issues as well as give you a step-by-step plan for getting through your twenties in one piece.

Through Traina's signature humor, research, and real-world tips, this groundbreaking guide shows you how to:
  • Date a real man.
  • Escape entry-level hell.
  • Stop binge-drinking and overeating.
  • Emerge from a mountain of debt.
  • Cut those toxic friends of convenience.
With the same hip pop-culture references and endless wit that landed her a regular column on Zooey Deschanel's website, Mary Traina makes getting life together fun, easy, and—gasp—the cool thing to do!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440571831
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,179,141
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Traina writes a regular series for the Zooey Deschanel–run blog, HelloGiggles, entitled Late 20s Rut-Busting. She is a producer and writer at the Syfy Channel and has also written for The Hairpin and Huffington Post Women. A graduate of Kent State University, Mary interned at the Late Show with David Letterman, where she had a brief but bizarre run-in with Bruce Willis in a stairwell and learned that showbiz isn't really that glamorous.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Part 1 Getting Ready to Get it Together 13

Chapter 1 Examining Your Rut: What Happened? And What Now? 15

Chapter 2 Strategy: Making Space in Your Life to Get It Together 39

Part 2 Move Forward With the Plan To Get It Together 65

Chapter 3 Make Your Career Work It for You 67

Chapter 4 Your Body Is a Temple, Not a Hoarder House 99

Chapter 5 All You Need Is Love … Ugh Together Now 127

Chapter 6 Keeping Some Friendships Afloat, Letting Some Sink, and Other Puns 159

Chapter 7 Debt-How You Got In and How You re Getting Out 183

Afterword: Just Relax about Turning 30, Ya Nerd 211

Index 213

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