Quarterlife Crisis

Quarterlife Crisis

The Unique Challenges of Life in your Twenties

Book - 2001
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Penguin Putnam
While the midlife crisis has been thoroughly explored by experts, there is another landmine period in our adult development, called the quarterlife crisis, which can be just as devastating. When young adults emerge at graduation from almost two decades of schooling, during which each step to take is clearly marked, they encounter an overwhelming number of choices regarding their careers, finances, homes, and social networks. Confronted by an often shattering whirlwind of new responsibilities, new liberties, and new options, they feel helpless, panicked, indecisive, and apprehensive.

Quarterlife Crisis is the first book to document this phenomenon and offer insightful advice on smoothly navigating the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood, from school to the world beyond. It includes the personal stories of more than one hundred twentysomethings who describe their struggles to carve out personal identities; to cope with their fears of failure; to face making choices rather than avoiding them; and to balance all the demanding aspects of personal and professional life. From "What do all my doubts mean?" to "How do I know if the decisions I'm making are right?" this book compellingly addresses the hardest questions facing young adults today.



Random House, Inc.
While the midlife crisis has been thoroughly explored by experts, there is another landmine period in our adult development, called the quarterlife crisis, which can be just as devastating. When young adults emerge at graduation from almost two decades of schooling, during which each step to take is clearly marked, they encounter an overwhelming number of choices regarding their careers, finances, homes, and social networks. Confronted by an often shattering whirlwind of new responsibilities, new liberties, and new options, they feel helpless, panicked, indecisive, and apprehensive.

Quarterlife Crisis is the first book to document this phenomenon and offer insightful advice on smoothly navigating the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood, from school to the world beyond. It includes the personal stories of more than one hundred twentysomethings who describe their struggles to carve out personal identities; to cope with their fears of failure; to face making choices rather than avoiding them; and to balance all the demanding aspects of personal and professional life. From "What do all my doubts mean?" to "How do I know if the decisions I'm making are right?" this book compellingly addresses the hardest questions facing young adults today.



Baker & Taylor
Focuses on the challenges, choices, and responsibilities confronting young adults as they make the transition from college to the real world, offering advice on establishing a career, handling finances, and creating a home away from parents.

Baker
& Taylor

Focuses on the challenges, choices, responsibilities, and difficulties confronting young adults as they make the transition from college to the real world, offering helpful advice on finding a job and establishing a career, handling finances, creating a home away from parents, building new social networks, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781585421060
1585421065
Branch Call Number: 305.242 Robbins 2001
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilner, Abby 1976-

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I read this whole book because I'm going through a quarterlife crisis myself but I wish this book didn't just focus on college students!!! 20-somethings NOT in college have much more struggles than a 20 yr old college student! Young adults in the real world have to find their places in the world without college guiding them to a successful cookie-cutter desk-jockey life.

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