Dimensions: 272 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: April 17, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446561762
ISBN - 13: 9780446561761
About the Book
Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, Jay weaves the latest science into a provocative read about how to make the most of this important adult life cycle.
From the Publisher
Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething
years don''t matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others
call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical
psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a
swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized
what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood.
Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething
clients and students,THE DEFINING DECADEweaves the
latest science of the twentysomething years with
behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The
result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to
make the most of your twenties, and shows 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-ifwe use the time wisely.
THE DEFINING DECADEis a smart, compassionate and
constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.
About the Author
Meg Jay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, and twentysomethings in particular. She is an assistant clinical professor at University of Virginia, and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Jay earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from University of California, Berkeley.
"Listen to me closely. If you know someone already in or entering
the third decade of life, or their parents, or their therapist, you
must give them this book. Meg Jay slams a cultural corrective on
our desk. Pay attention. The twenties are the defining decade of
human life where the foundation of every future is laid...No one
should turn thirty without having read this book."-J.
Anderson Thomson Jr., MD; staff psychiatrist, University of
Virginia, department of Student Health; co-author, Facing
Bipolar: The Young Adult''s Guide to Facing Bipolar