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The Defining Decade (Digital Audiobook)

Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

By , (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 16, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (3/16/2021)
Paperback (4/2/2013)
Hardcover (4/17/2012)


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 DECADE weaves 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-if we use the time wisely.

THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

About the Author

Dr. Jay is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Virginia. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at University of California, Berkeley and at Access Institute in San Francisco. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on identity development, personality, social psychology, gender, and clinical psychology, and she supervises doctoral clinical psychology students. Dr. Jay also maintains a private practice, specializing in adult development and the twentysomething years in particular.