The practical followup to the acclaimed bestseller
In 2001, the groundbreaking book Quarterlife Crisis® addressed the unique and unsettling trials of entering modern adulthood. For the first time, it identified how twentysomethings were lost and confused, and lamented the absence of a guide-a roadmap with solutions for how to emerge from the crisis successful, happy, and sane.
Now, the author of Quarterlife Crisis® delivers that roadmap. Alexandra Robbins goes beyond defining the problem of the quarterlife crisis and puts readers on the path to conquering it. She asks-and answers-the tough, soul-searching questions that keep young adults awake at night:
- How do I weigh doing what I love versus making money?
- Will I ever find my "soul mate"?
- Why is it so hard to make friends?
- Why are my twenties so different from what I expected?
With new voices as well as follow-up interviews with some of the original Quarterlife Crisis® twentysomethings, Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis® is the new go-to guide for people who want it all...but just aren't sure what that is yet.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Alexandra Robbins, a contributing editor at Mademoiselle, is a journalist who has written for such publications as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Salon, and Time Digital.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Answers||xi|
|Part 1||Hopes and Dreams||1|
|1.||What if I don't know what I want?||3|
|2.||How do I find my passion?||15|
|3.||When do I let go of my dream?||26|
|4.||What if I don't get what I want by the age I thought I'd get it?||39|
|5.||How do I start over? or, What if I spent years working hard and now realize I made a mistake?||46|
|6.||Why am I having trouble meeting people?||57|
|7.||How important are sparks?||65|
|8.||How do I know if I'm dating The One?||72|
|9.||How do I know if I was just experimenting or if I'm really gay or bi?||79|
|Part 3||Work Life||85|
|10.||How do I weigh doing something I love versus making enough money?||87|
|11.||Will I always hate going to work?||96|
|12.||When do I give up on a job?||103|
|13.||What if I want to completely change direction in my career?||111|
|14.||Should I go back to school? or, What if school was a waste?||119|
|Part 4||Home, Friends, and Family||127|
|15.||Why is it so hard to live alone?||129|
|16.||What if I feel like I'm "stuck"?||135|
|17.||Why is it so hard to find friends?||141|
|18.||What if my friends and I are drifting apart?||148|
|19.||How do I stop comparing myself to other people?||154|
|20.||Should I move back in with my parents?||162|
|21.||Why can't I deal with adulthood?||171|
|22.||What do I do if my life seems boring or meaningless?||180|
|23.||How do I stop feeling so overwhelmed?||191|
|24.||When will I stop feeling afraid of and start looking forward to growing older?||198|
|25.||What if I don't like myself? or, Will I ever be happy?||203|
|About the Author||235|