May 26, 2008 It's a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties edited by Emily Franklin
I actually gave this book to my BFF, Anna, for Christmas after I read about it in a magazine. But she sent it to me after reading it, so I could take it with me to Korea and read on the plane, as long as I sent it back.
She had tagged some of the essays that she thought I should read and I have to agree with her choices. It was sorta nice to know that I'm not the only one having trouble making friends after college, figuring out what to do with my life and dealing with boys and dating. At the same time, since most of the authors I read were past this point in their lives, it was a little difficult to read the essays now that the authors have "solved" these issues - mostly just by turning 30. Sometimes the tone was a little preachy or condescending, but I hope that was just because once you get past these issues, they do seem a little silly.
So, I don't know if it was actually "helpful," but I could definitely relate to the issues raised. Good for skimming and knowing that you aren't alone when you feel like you are, but not really practical for advice or ways to solve the problems.
Labels: borrowed, non-fiction, short stories
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