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Einige der Fragen und Antworten sind interessant. Generell ist es mir zu online-mäßig geschrieben: Nach fast jedem Satz ist ein Absatz und eine Leerzeile dazwischen. Als hätte man nicht die Fähigkeit einen längeren Absatz zu lesen...
I purchased this book because of the multitude of extremely strong reviews but, unfortunately, after getting through it I disagree wholeheartedly with the 5 star rating. ( Seriously I don't get the ratings... Are they real? )
I had issues with the book for the following reasons: - This book has no depth. Virtually the entire book just general surface level and I don't feel that the points were well made or adequately supported. - I found the author's informal writing style extremely distracting. It felt like he was trying too hard and, personally, I dont want to pay to read a 250 page buzz feed article. I'm 32 so I assume I'm within his target audience but I just felt way too old to be reading this. Perhaps this would have appealed to me at 21? Not sure. - The author wastes space by over explaining his own life stories. The starting story where he knocked himself out could have been cut by ~80% and still made the same point. It also wasn't entaining enough to support the length. This is true of the other 20+ personal stories littered throughout. - The author is not RBG. He's a mid 30s dude who has enjoyed some moderate success. He uses his own n=1 personal examples of success more than his level of success can support. - The author provided almost no research to back up his points when quite a lot exists. Given his limited life experience this would have significantly helped. - In many instances the author's point was not well made. I found myself having to re-read questions to try to get at his point but in many cases it remained completely unclear. For example - "Q32 Am I being brave enough to be awkward?" There are quite a number of benefits to being authentic but it would seem the author was perhaps trying to allude to the benefits of staying off your phone and being present because of the dangers of overconnectedness? Not overly clear. (Again, quite a lot of research exists to back up the point I think he was trying to make here) - The constant references to God and religion was obnoxious. This isn't helpful advice if you are not religious and I'm annoyed that this wasnt disclosed going into the book. In addition the author sounds a little judgmeental with statements like "If you've had sex with the person you're dating, I'm not saying it's over and you can't love each other..." Wtf.
Unfortunately I am probably giving this 2 stars instead of 3 because of the high expectations I had going into reading this book and how annoyed I am to have wasted my time and money on it.
Having just turned 30 this past year, I've been reflecting a lot on my 20s.
You might think that this book is for someone who feels lost in their 20s and is struggling a lot with life. I found this to not necessarily be the case with this book. I actually have amazingly come out of my 20s pretty happy with how those years turned out. Now, of course we all struggle in our 20s in some way or another, and that's okay. This book is for anyone dealing with these formative years of life.
Paul breaks this book down into four main categories: Adulting to Win, Careerish, Relationshipping, and Signature Sauce
These are just a few of the questions that really challenged me. #15 What is fear keeping me from doing? Is it worth it? #16. What would my life look like if I were okay just being me? #32 Am I being brave enough to be awkward? #42 Am I dreaming big and being faithful in the small? #51 Do I create or do I complain more?
I would recommend just reading through all 101 questions to start with like the author suggests, then going back and delving further into the content provided with each question and thinking through your own questions to each answer.
Seriously grab a copy! You won't regret it!
(I received a free copy of 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties by the publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Being in my 40s and my children in their 20s, I began to ask the same questions of my life that they were. I was excited that this book was not only a quick read, but it was enjoyable. The author writes with such wit and wisdom, that it feels as though you are having a conversation over coffee with a trusted friend! I bought 5 more to give to the special 20 somethings—and a couple of late teens—in my life!
I purchased this to give to my son, but read through it first. Very insightful and on-point questions. Not preachy, but a lot of great advice and thought-provoking questions to help a person "travel" through their 20's (and beyond!). Would have loved for this to be around when I was in my twenties -- would have helped me make better life decisions. Am going to buy a second copy to give to my nephew.
This book is such a great resource for millennials. One of the things I love about it is how the questions challenge you to think about your own life in a way that standard "tips" or "advice" don't often do. Paul also weaves in his trademark humor throughout the book, which is nice. Just when you're starting to get all serious about pondering your life, he hits you with an image of a "horse dipping a chip in the salsa bar." It's as if he's sitting there with you saying "hey, you need to get to know yourself and take control of your life...but that doesn't mean you can't have fun doing it."
Haven't even finished reading the book yet and I want everyone to know that it's great. I even reached out to Paul on twitter to let him know that I was loving the book and he replied! It's things like this that make me love authors and motivators. Paul knows what it's like to be in our shoes as a "twenty-something" and as such his books speaks to us. Definitely recommend this book to any and all that are going through a rough time or don't know what to do next in these crucial years of our lives. Easy to read as well!