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.
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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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick and easy read with some very valuable tips and perspective on how to get it together in your 20's. Sometimes life seems very daunting and I know I wish there were more than 24 hours in one day. I would recommend this book for anyone trying to figure out how to be more productive on a daily basis and how to live the life you've imagined for yourself.