Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties

by Alexandra Robbins, Abby Wilner | Other | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1585421065 Global Overview for this book
Registered by trevor4551 of Caloundra, Queensland Australia on 3/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Sunday, March 04, 2007
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This addition to the crowded self-help genre claims to document a previously overlooked phase of life: the period between college graduation and one's 30th birthday, when young adults struggle to find their place in the world. While the assertion that this period can be wracked by "crisis" rings true, this attempt by recent college grads Robbins and Wilners to document it falters. Their overall effort, though uplifting, lacks the substantive advice that many people need as they enter adulthood. According to the authors, the difficulty arises when 20-somethings are ejected from the structured academic environment and forced to choose a career, find a home, carve out social niches and manage money (or the lack thereof). This period can indeed be rocky, especially when a young person is told that the world is her oyster and then can't find a satisfying job. In a somewhat self-conscious vernacular, Robbins and Wilner discuss, among other things, spirituality, job-hopping and living with parents. Most of the book's advice lies in lengthy quotes from other 20-somethings an anecdotal overabundance that makes for more of a pastiche than a guidebook. But while the book may not have all the answers for members of generation-Y, it at least provides proof that they're not alone in feeling pressured, depressed or disappointed. Agent, Paula Balzer, Carlisle Agency. (May 21)Forecast: Robbins presented the catchy idea of a pre-midlife crisis in a Mademoiselle article last month, which may help spark sales among this year's crop of college grads.

Journal Entry 2 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
There’s no doubt in my mind that twentysomethings go through a crisis of sorts as they transition from college into the world of working (though, a ‘quarter life crisis,’ similar to the ‘midlife crisis’ is a bit melodramatic). And while I could relate to several of the stories—the twenties are certainly tumultuous times—I felt generally like the book left me hanging without an answer. Perhaps that’s the point. The twenties are more about finding your niche and finding your place than being absolutely certain of your life. I recommend scanning several of the chapters, rather than completing the book—I would have been less disappointed if I wasn’t looking for a conclusion (which is, by the way, about a page and a half!).

Journal Entry 3 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Passing along to my sister.

[09/26/07] Apparently she already has a copy of the book. Will release in the wild...

Journal Entry 4 by trevor4551 at Summit Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (10/2/2007 UTC) at Summit Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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