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The Defining Decade

Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now
By: Meg Jay
Narrated by: Meg Jay
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)
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Summary

Contemporary culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay argues that this could not be further from the truth. In fact, your 20s are the most defining decade of adulthood.

The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with real-life stories to show us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood.

Smart, compassionate and constructive, The Defining Decade is a practical guide to making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss.

©2016 Meg Jay (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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Extremely insightful, will definitely listen again

The narrator was clear and easy to understand. I felt the writer understood me, and I could relate to so may of her recollections from patients. Will definitely listen again

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Best book about your 20s, while still in your 20s

Dr Jay remains likeable as she strips twenty-somethings of their security blankets of early adulthood. Through amalgamations of her many twenty-something patients, she tells the story of how it is the best time to gain identity capital in life, careers, and love. Reminding us that building towards a fulfilling life can be fulfilling in itself, and good habits will take us far.

Most memorably she points out, that having a life in your thirties is a lot nicer that trying to start a life, and that existing in a urban jungle pseudo-adolescence as we wait for life to start, is a waste of the spectacular cognitive development our brains are going through in our twenties.

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Good book

20-somethings better read this book today, very informative and I wish I read this 4 years ago before turning 20

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The Defining decade

I love this book, I love the narrator and I love what it's about, I love the short stories about each of her patient, but I don't follow what its preaching. This book feels like being slapped with a truth bomb, it make sense to me, I know I need to stop drifting and claim my life, but I don't do it. Yet I still love the idea behind what Meg is talking about, it pushes me to make minor steps. It's definitely a book that should be read by all 20 somethings, these years matter, even through were thought that we have plenty of time to figure it out and can just keep on doing the meaningless stuff we do.

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  • Rosanna
  • Derby, United Kingdom
  • 25-03-18

As it says on the tin :)

Sage thought-provoking stuff I have been challenged to think about now. Helpful mix of research and personal accounts - very digestible.

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  • Liliane
  • 14-07-18

Amazing

Every single 20 something should read this! Be intentional is what I take away from this, and many, many more lessons!