March 24, 2015

Review: 101 Secrets For Your Twenties by Paul Angone

Review: 101 Secrets For Your Twenties by Paul Angone101 Secrets For Your Twenties by Paul Angone
Published by Moody Publishers on June 24th 2013
Genres: Christian Life, General, Humor, Motivational & Inspirational, Personal Growth, Religion, Self-Help
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
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five-stars

"Wow, may I just say how freakishly applicable these "secrets" are to my life in my 20s?"
@ABsport19

"I haven't laughed all day, until I read this. Hysterical & brilliant truth...So thankful for @PaulAngone"
@kenin312

"Probably some of the best pieces of advice for 20-somethings ever. I especially love 5Flol"
@Emilyann54

"I wish I had this list when I was in my 20s...I hope more people in their 20s, feeling all alone can read this."
Reader, AllGroanUp.com

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.

So, I am in the middle of a quarter life crisis. Yes, that is a thing. No, I did not make up that name. Until recently, I honestly didn’t even know it had a name. But in any case, this feeling is not foreign and there are plenty other twenty-somethings who are experiencing the same things that I am. One day. I will go more into detail about what this is but not today.

101 secrets for your twenties paul angone

So in my quest to get out of this rut, to learn more and understand what my next steps are, I have been reading a lot. ( I know you are saying, “But Natalya, you read a lot anyway.” Hush, you know what I mean.) Turns out that there are a lot of books out there by people who have experienced this same thing. There are books geared towards overcoming the quarter life crisis. Some of them aren’t good but there are a few I have stumbled upon that hit the nail right on the head. The Defining Decade being one, which I have talked about before. The other? 101 Secrets For Your Secrets by Paul Angone.

101 Secrets For Your Twenties was based on his popular article, “21 Secrets for your 20s” on his website AllGroanUp.com. Paul tackles the problems and questions that all twentysomethings have in a way that is filled with the right amount of humor. He doesn’t pretend to have all the solutions and he isn’t talking down to us who feel this way, as he too was once where we are.

Without giving too much away, here are five of my favorite secrets:

4: Your 20s are about having the courage to write a frightful first draft.

23: Build that brand that is YOU.

26: Our imperfections, doubts, and questions about faith don’t make us unfaithful freaks – they make us human.

71: God wants writing partners.

72: The most dangerous  phrase you can say in your 20s is “if only…”

I won’t expand on these secrets for the same reasons that I won’t say all of the others that I highlighted; I would rather you pick up the book and read it for yourself.

One thing that this book has reminded me is that I must not settle and that being comfortable is a very dangerous place to be in, especially at this time in my life. I’m now just wading through the waters and don’t have everything figured out. However, this book reminded me of what is really important in a humor filled way. Whether you have experienced the quarter life crisis or not, I highly recommend that every twenty-something read this book.

Check out Paul’s website: www.AllGroanUp.com.

 

five-stars

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