The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters

Adam Smiley Poswolsky. TarcherPerigee, $15 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-0-14-310952-5
Poswolsky, using his own personal crisis as an example, convincingly explains why so many Americans are dissatisfied with their careers—and how they can solve this quandary. In this self-help memoir (originally self-published), Poswolsky recalls that after graduating from college and quickly landing a $70,000-per-year job, he nonetheless felt miserable. With wit and candor, Poswolsky shares funny and odd things about himself while at the same time encouraging people who are unsatisfied with their career path to seek out their passion and pursue meaningful work. One method he shares is answering a series of self-discovery questions, such as “When was the last time you were really happy?” and “What do you absolutely hate doing?” Though the book is targeted to 20- and 30-somethings, his lessons will speak to anyone going through a career crisis. Numerous personal testimonies from millennials who found their callings and were still able to pay their bills lend credence to Poswolsky’s prescriptions. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 06/27/2016
Release date: 10/04/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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