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It's a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties Paperback – January 3, 2007
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Maybe it's because my family isn't middle class, maybe it's a generational gap between generations X and Y, but the so-called "struggles" discussed in this book are problems my friends and I would love to have. I found it ironic that the entry-level jobs in major cities that disappointed the authors so much are positions that many in my generation would kill to have. You want a book about your twenties for today's generation? Interview the woman who attended an ivy league school and is now working at Starbucks to pay back $80,000 in student loans. Interview the woman who's been living with her parents because after two years out of college, she still hasn't landed an "entry-level" job that pays her enough to move out. Interview the woman who attended an excellent college only to go on to nursing school at community college because she couldn't find a job outside of retail or food service with her degree.Read more ›
Before I read this book, everyone made me feel like it just sucked for me. But now I know it doesn't. It sucks for everyone. And this book proves it.
This book made me cry and laugh. It's comforting to know that there are other people who have dealt with situations and feelings identical to what I am going through now. It is also comforting to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
This book is the best therapy a girl (or a guy) could ask for. Anyone going through a quarterlife crisis or even just feeling slightly tormented should read this book cover to cover. I promise it'll talk you back from the ledge and I promise you'll feel better afterwards.
The authors in this collection are strong, funny, intelligent women. They're the kind of woman that I believe myself to be (on my better days) and aspire to become (on my slightly-more-discouraged days). There were a couple of stories that slowed the pace a bit for me (I don't have the book at hand and don't recall the titles), but all in all, this book made me feel better about life in general, and this decade particularly.
As the oldest of four, I've not known what it was like to sit down and receive encouragement from an older sister. Now I do!
Every story is based 20-something writers. Writers, although able to write an entertaining story, tend to live a different lifestyle financially, culturally, etc. Most of the authors lives in a large city, most were broke struggling writers, etc.
What about all the other 20-somethings out there? I would have enjoyed reading some stories by a variety of 20-somethings, maybe whose stories were edited or helped by professional writers to ensure a good end product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a 24 year old woman barely escaping daily life-crisis meltdowns, I thought this book would be comforting. And it is, in a way the authors didn't intend. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Leah
This book was at times comforting. There are stories about women who are lost and trying to figure life out and find fulfilling careers, friendships, romantic relationships etc. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by J. Viramontes
At 25, with a Master's degree and a house already behind me I sometimes feel like I am stuck or don't know where to go next. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by SS
This book is a very fun read! I read it for the first time in the beginning of my twenties for fun and a little bit of inspiration. Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by Jennifer
I bought this for my 23 year old sister who has had a really rough time in her 20's. I think this book really put things into perspective for her, especially about the unfair... Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by 319
I really enjoyed the heart felt and brutally honest stories in this book. Being a women in her 20's, this book spoke to me greatly. Read morePublished on March 16, 2008 by Amazon Customer
This book is the perfect antidote to the quarterlife crisis blues. Covering all topics ranging from love relationships to housing to careers to friends, whatever is bothering you,... Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Jcat SF
It isn't set up like I expected it to be, but it's definately the truth. hah.Published on February 13, 2008 by Marla R. Burgess