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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived (Perigee Book) - Alexandra Robbins I'm still not quite sure about this new cultural thing people like to term the "quarterlife crisis"-- I mean, really? "Crisis"? How about just an abundance of choices, freedoms, opportunities that come with living as a privileged young adult in a "developed" part of the world in the 21st century? I get that this can cause lots of stress and anxiety and self-doubt but I figured those things are a normal part of life. (I'm thinking it's probably also something partly created by the self-help/pop psychology industry, as succinctly stated on the back cover: "The next big thing in the world of pop psychology is the quarterlife crisis.")

I ended up half-reading and half-skimming, mostly because I feel that I've already passed and resolved my "crisis", despite just barely being in my twenties. If I had gotten this book a couple years ago, it would have been more useful for me. Still, this book does give a lot of practical advice for those twentysomethings who are not sure or are struggling with what they're doing with their lives. A lot of the advice is really just common sense, but I think people who are struggling with the types of issues addressed could definitely use the reassurance and a push in the right direction which the book provides.