Yesterday the long-awaited book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties hit shelves, e-readers, and horrified old ladies' hands across America. Written by my friend Paul Angone of All Groan Up, 101 Secrets is a funny, heartfelt excursion into the depths of millennial angst and triumphs. Actually, mostly angst.
Which is what makes 101 Secrets great: you feel like you're walking alongside a funny older brother who's not only cracking jokes about what you're both going through, but offering meaningful words of wisdom to help you find your path.
To give you a taste of 101 Secrets, I plucked my five favorite secrets that resonate with our site - the secrets about who we are and what we do. After each, I've included a link to a piece I've written on the topic. If you want to see Paul's take on these secrets (and trust me, you do), then try to win a copy by signing up for the Working Self Newsletter no later than midnight this Sunday. Then go buy a copy. You know, just in case. Especially since it already sold out on Amazon!
1. 101 Secret #25: Your twenties will produce more failure than you'll choose to remember. The key is, when you fail don't begin calling yourself a failure.
- Working Self's take: Three Cheers for Failure!
2. 101 Secret #76: No one knows what they're doing.
- Working Self's take: What if Everyone Sees Through Me?
3. 101 Secret #42: A Quarter-Life Crisis might be the best thing to happen to you.
- Working Self's take: How to Have an Identity Crisis
4. 101 Secret #93: Being lost might be the exact spot that you will be found.
- Working Self's take: The End of Confusion is an Illusion
5. 101 Secret #19: Our plans aren't the problem. Our timeline is.
- Working Self's take: Why I Hate "Under 30" Lists
There you have it: my five favorite secrets from 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, leaving you 96 to discover for yourself! Buy the book and enter the contest today. Then I want to hear your thoughts: What is YOUR top secret for the twenties? Or what secret do you wish someone could offer to you?
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