101 Secrets for Your Twenties
By Paul Angone
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About the book:
(From the back cover)
Every twenty-something needs a little black book of secrets.Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched in-between complete failure, and we need a worn, weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade.
This is that book. Expanded from the blog post, “21 Secrets for Your 20s” that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed-pearls to help you rock life in your twenties.
Why I choose this book:
I’m in my twenties. It seemed like the natural thing to do.
What I thought:
Let’s just say it wasn’t my cup of tea. The back cover blurb says the book is an expanded form of a blog post and that’s what it felt like: a bunch of blog posts. Which is not a bad thing! It’s just not my style and so reading the book was painful. Like, I will read three more pages before I let myself stop, kind of painful.
I’m pretty sure it’s a great book (it has 141 5-star ratings out of a total of 183 reviews on Amazon, that’s amazing!), it just didn’t click with me. I actually had a hard time retaining much of the information because I my mind just wouldn’t focus with the style.
I have a feeling that if I would have gotten this book and read it like a blog, one post each day, then I would have had a higher opinion of it. Sadly, I had to get it reviewed and so my fast-paced reading (which is what I always do) didn’t work.
The cover is pretty neat and even the way they formatted the inside of the book is interesting (in a good way), just not my style.
I’m giving the book two stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.