Julie Lythcott-Haims with Adam Smiley Poswolsky
April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
This event is online. Guests who pre-order a book at the time of registration will also receive temporary access to a post-event recording after the webinar concludes.
Do you remember the first real challenge you faced as an adult? When you looked around and realized, “This problem is completely on me to solve, and there’s no one around who will point the way. What will I do to handle it?”
In a memoir and guidebook for young adults who are starting out and working their way up, bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims of How to Raise An Adult offers a roadmap to early adulthood called Your Turn: How to Be An Adult. This book is for the emerging early adult ages 18-35. From your earliest “Oh wow, how am I going to handle this?” adulting moment and onward, this smart, funny and frank author offers solidarity to her younger self and to any person just beginning to build a future. Turns out, crafting a confident adulthood is not an easy, one-time task, and it takes a long time to stick the landing.
Julie offers guideposts for the new adulthood. No longer are a marriage and a lifelong job the “be all end all” of your adult years. Crafting a life for yourself today looks a lot more complex. Real estate prices and a pandemic may have you living with parents—but within that scope, you can still craft a mature independence. Your career path may include several jobs, instead of a single five-decade career with pension—and yet there is still a way to build continuity in your work. With respect for how the world has changed, Lythcott-Haims offers something that any modern early adult will appreciate: good guidance, respect, and advice that doesn’t assume a one-size-fits-all approach to adulthood. This is the nitty gritty support we all wish we had.
The former Stanford dean shares all this and more in a webinar interview and hour-long conversation with Adam Smiley Poswolsky, millennial workplace expert and author of The Quarter Life Breakthrough and the forthcoming Friendship in the Age of Loneliness. Join two experts—one who has been there, and one still in the thick of crafting modern adulthood—as they discuss what it takes to build a powerful life for yourself in 2021.
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