From Publishers Weekly
Lavinthal and Rozler (The Hookup Handbook), build on the meaning of the quarterlife crisis first defined in the 2001 eponymous book with a mildly irreverent exploration of a person's late 20s and early 30s, a transition time marked by a growing restlessness and "Redo-Berty" (Puberty Part Deux), where a wealth of choices, options, and expectations can overwhelm. Lavinthal and Rozler seek to offer these lost, aging souls comfort, fun, and "frank girl talk," with humorous yet serious advice on dating, love, career, and growing up, as the authors did, with a pop culture perspective (they take their title from a mid-90s TV show that, despite its one-season run, has attained cult status). With chapters like "Renter, Owner, or Squatter: A Place to Call Home" and "Hooking Up, Shacking Up, and Marrying Up: The State of Your Love Life," they bring a number of life lessons to quarterlifers in the hopes of easing the rocky transition from watching The Real World to living in it.
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From the Back Cover
Now that you're approaching 30—or just getting over the trauma of the big 3-0—reality has set in. You're about to be an adult, minus the air quotes. But you don't have to do it alone.
Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler will help you enter true adulthood looking and feeling good in the only way they know how: with tons of wit and wisdom. Featuring interviews with nearly thirty experts—including doctors, career counselors, and financial planners—this handy, helpful book guides women through their second bout of growing pains and offers advice on:
- how to manage a difficult boss.
- how to deal with your ticking biological clock (if such a thing even exists).
- how to throw the perfect party in your tiny new apartment without breaking the bank.
- how to enjoy a Friday night as a seventh wheel with your married friends and their husbands.
Your So-Called Life is the bible for all “post-quarter-life crisis” women who need guidance transitioning into the real world with smarts and savvy.