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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Meg Jay

Narrated By: Meg Jay

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2012

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes


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.


  • Majd Alsakloull

    Great book! Definitely recommend it to all 20 somethings and even older teens :D

  • Melanie Abrantes

    great for any one who might be confused in their twenties.

  • Noah Golinko

    Has some great insights if your thinking of grad school. Contains appropriate relatable analysis for 20 somethings.