|The Defining Decade|
Title: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter -- And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Author: Meg Jay
Publication Date: 2012
How I Found It: I saw Jay's TED Talk
Date Completed: 1/15/17
Summary: Jay, a clinical psychologist, discusses the importance of the twenty-something years.
What I Thought: I have had this book on my TBR list for quite a while. Years. Every since I saw Jay's TED Talk back in 2013. Yet, just as Jay discusses in the book, time flies in your twenties and this book in particular had thus far escape me.
In December, though, I was culling my TBR list and noticed it again. Since I turn 30 this year (*cut to me weeping in the corner*), I figured I better get on with reading a book about life in your twenties. After all, I'm down to only seven months of my twenties left - a thought which only mildly terrifies me.
I was really nervous to read the book. A message that seemed important and timely at 25, now felt as though it could be threatening. What if I read the book and felt like I had wasted my twenties? It was a legitimate concern going into the book.
Jay breaks things into three main categories: work, love, and "brain and body." So let's tackle those one at a time, too.