Wish you had a good source of life advice in your 20s? Who better than those who were somewhat recently in your 20-something shoes? The20Project is a collection of stories, wisdom and advice from life on the other side of 20.
The20Project Book Review
I received a copy of The20Project to review. As I pored over the stories, I looked for common themes in the authors’ stories. Travel emerged as a theme–make sure you travel in your 20s, peeps–as nearly every author mentioned travel as a turning point in their young lives. Winding career paths is another theme. So take heart, young professionals, if your career journey has some surprises. The biggest theme I saw was that there is only one way to live your life–your way. Each person featured in the book had to discover their own path, some with more struggle than others. If this book teaches anything, it is to be fearlessly yourself.
The essays are unpolished at times, but that adds to its realism and honesty. These aren’t professional writers, they are real, relatable people. Authors of varying ages beyond 30 from around the world share what they learned in life through their 20s. The diverse backgrounds of the writers offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of others through their life advice in your 20s.
Although the book is written for readers in their 20s, it would also be useful for high school students or anyone at a life crossroads.
Another theme I saw in the book is the importance of giving service through one’s chosen career path and activities. One of the reasons I was excited to write this review is that the books’ purpose isn’t to make money, it’s to share and help others with life advice in your 20s. All proceeds from the book go to Makomborero, a UK charity that helps with poverty relief in Zimbabwe through the education of children.
Life Advice in Your 20s
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