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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

by Julie Lythcott-Haims Author

"Growing up" is an established goal for everyone—something our parents (and society) condition us to strive for at an early age. But what does it really mean to be a grownup these days? And how is success defined? For millennials, success is no longer determined by generations-old milestones, such as college degrees, nine-to-five jobs, marriage, home ownership, or the children and minivan and golden retriever. However, the expectations and hopes are still sometimes as rigid and high-pressure as they ever were. Many newly emerging adults are ditching the cubicles and joining the gig economy, living at home with family to save money, drowning in student debt, or questioning whether to raise their own children in a time of steep economic inequality and climate change. Author Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former Stanford dean of freshman and undergraduate advising, offers her expert advice (and effective strategies) on how to overcome the anxiety and stress of entering adulthood. Develop essential, practical, basic adulting skills such as dating and building friendships, learning to be an informed and responsible citizen, achieving financial security and independence, and so much more. With inspirational stories of dozens of millennials who are successfully navigating adulthood, this book will show you that being a grownup shouldn't be something to fear or avoid, but rather, should be fun and infinitely rewarding.

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