by Pan, Jessica
Best friends Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale write about their true tales of post-collegiate excitement, disappointment, love, and heartache in their epistolary memoir Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults. Perfect for anyone who has been through or is currently going through a quarter-life crisis.
"Two best friends document their post-college lives in an honest epistolary memoir. Through their messages from around the world, they swap tales of teaching classes of military men, running a magazine, and flirting in foreign languages, along with the hard stuff: from harrowing accidents to breakups and breakdowns."
by Nugent, Alida
The humorous collection of essays is about transitioning from collegiate life to becoming a "mature and responsible adult that definitely never eats peanut butter straight from the jar and considers it a meal.
by Close, Jennifer
As they attend bridal shower after bridal shower, Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone around them is getting married and finding dream jobs, and the three women frantically try to find their own path in life.
by Hoffman, Roz
Is a "fashion guru, travel agent, grooming consultant, therapist, sommelier, and life coach" for the young-adult women pinching pennies in a less-than-ideal market.
by Spragins, Ellyn
In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger.If you need some encouraging words of wisdom from other women who've survived their 20s, then you should pick up Ellyn Spragins's What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self, a collection of 41 heartfelt letters by famous women to their younger selves.
by Koenig, Emma
F*ck! Everyone has that moment—the realization that adulthood has arrived, like a runaway train, and there's no getting out of its way. In attempt to express the contradictions and anxieties that come with being over-educated, minimally employed, mostly single, and on your own, Emma Koenig turned to the blogosphere. In this collection of her most popular posts from her blog of the same name (along with over 50% new material) Emma harnesses the power of illustrations, graphs, checklists, and flowcharts to explore this twenty-something life.
by Bank, Melissa
From relationships to careers, Melissa Bank explores what it's like to "grow up" as a woman in today's modern world in her collection of fictional short stories.Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, it maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out universal issues, puts a clever, new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.
by Pamela Redmond Satran and The Editors of Glamour
Is the ultimate guide for women in their 20s.
Featuring essays from celebrities and prominent women, a guide drawn from a list that "Glamour" published fifteen years ago presents the must-haves and must-knows for women who have reached the milestone of turning thirty.
by Hassler, Christine
The mid-20s through the mid-30s can be a time of difficult transition: the security blanket of college and parents is gone, and it's suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, even adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced such a quarter-life crisis, she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is questioning their choices, unsure if what they've been striving for is what they really want. They're eager to set a new course for their lives, even if that means giving up what they have.
Hassler herself left a fast-moving career that wasn't right for her and instead took the risk of starting her own business. Now, based on her own experience and interviews with hundreds of women, she shares heartfelt stories on issues from career to parents to boyfriends to babies. Yet she provides practical exercises, too, to enable the woman of today to chart a new direction for her own life.