Wise Millennial (Hardcover)
A Field Guide to Thriving in Modern Life
Happy Wellness, Inc., 9781733633116, 234pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2019
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Who the hell is Peter Darrow?
Health and wellness entrepreneur Peter Darrow thought he had life
all figured out. A native of the posh and privileged Upper East Side, the
young millennial lived large--attending elite schools, throwing lavish
birthday parties, and spending summers in the Hamptons. Then one day
his seemingly perfect, polished life came crashing down. Over the course
of three hellacious years, his father died, he inherited and burned through
a shit-ton of money, his girlfriend dumped him, and his first ever business
floundered. One morning he found himself looking in the mirror thinking,
Whose life am I living anyway?
After thousands of hours of therapy, introspection, and meditation,
Peter exchanged entitlement for humility and his parents' worldview for
one authentically his own. His tragic crash course in the meaning of life
revealed that true wealth and happiness are not found in affluence and
privilege but within oneself and within healthy relationships with others.
This is his story . . .
In this book, you will learn:
- What it was like for Peter to grow up in Manhattan's Upper East Side
- How to overcome heartbreak when dealing with the loss of a parent, a failed relationship, or an unsuccessful business endeavor
- About the grueling stresses of the restaurant industry, and an inside perspective on what it's like to be an owner
- The unique world of online dating and how to cultivate more meaningful relationships
- How millennials can break free from their parents' outdated values and their self-obsessed egos so they can discover their personal truths and live fulfilling, authentic lives
... and many other fascinating insights from a young, entitled, and privileged human being who now sees the world differently through loss, disappointment, and failure.
"A powerful set of ruminations that are likely to hit many millennials of privilege where they live...and help start them on journeys that are likely to be both interesting and useful. Wise Millennial gives readers lots to think about." -- Len Schlesinger, President Emeritus-Babson College, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School
"Millennials are given a bad rap--lazy, entitled, generally bad at life. But my generation is so much stronger and wiser than you might think, and Wise Millennial proves that Peter gives an inside take that's alternatively hilarious, poignant, and inspiring for millennials and the people who love them." -- Nicole Lapin, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch
"The millennial generation is reminiscent of the baby boom generation: it is already wielding enormous influence over every facet of American culture, society, politics, and economics--and yet, it is poorly if at all understood by the generations that preceded it. In Wise Millennial, Peter N. Darrow offers insights based on hard-won personal experience and assiduous academic study that make the thoughts, dreams, wants, and desires of the millennial generation understandable at long last."-- Harry Hurt III, award-winning journalist and author of Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump