"But You’re Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood" by Kayleen Schaefer is an insightful and heartwarming take at what it means being in one's thirties during this era. It is a combination of personal anecdotes, interviews and analysis.
The research is set in America and provides a birds eye view of the seemingly significant life events such as completing formal education, financial independence, marriage, and having children.
Though the research sample is small, the author has attempted to reframe the challenges of contemporary adult life.
The book has two major takeaways:
Firstly, adulthood, rather than a traditional checklist, is an opportunity to create the lives we actually want.
Secondly, the book reaffirms the notion that no one has it all sorted out
A lecturer and lifestyle consultant by the day; an avid reader and writer by the night, I am a student of life.