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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult


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Julie Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American. She holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She resides in the Bay Area with her partner, their two itinerant young adults, and her mother.


Lythcott-Haims speaks frankly but respectfully to her readers, sharing many of her own gaffs, struggles, and successes. As a Black, biracial, and queer woman, she has faced many of the challenges faced by her audience, and she takes on complicated issues, including those pertaining to gender, sexuality, and culture.... For Lythcott-Haims, success is about fulfillment, not money. With direct, encouraging, and heartfelt advice, Lythcott-Haims covers a lot of sensitive, relevant, and crucial territory.
--Booklist (starred review) "Age comes naturally. Not being an adult. Your Turn eases the painful adulting struggle. Julie Lythcott-Haims is patient, vulnerable, incisive, and encouraging. She once landed our parents' helicopters. Your Turn now clears a path to adulthood for us. Let's take it."
--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist "Julie Lythcott-Haims has long been one of America's finest minds and fiercest voices. Now, with this remarkable book, she establishes herself as something else: the mentor our young people deserve. Your Turn is simultaneously electrifying and reassuring--a jaw-dropping, spine-tingling work that will change many lives."
--Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and A Whole New Mind "They say there's no manual for being a grown-up, but former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims has finally created one--and it's a must-read. Your Turn is the compassionate, candid, comprehensive guide every young adult needs to navigate smoothly through the world, covering everything from jobs and finances to relationships and emotional health. Julie is part therapist, part tell-it-like-it-is wise older friend whose wisdom will benefit anyone who's trying to figure out this thing we call life--which is to say, everyone."
--Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone "This is the one book you need to read if you're ready to take up the challenge of becoming your true and vital adult self. It is filled with great stories of people just like you, told by a master storyteller. We need more adults in the world and it really is Your Turn."
--Bill Burnett, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Designing Your Life and Designing Your Work Life "As a wise person once said, 'Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child.' In all the discussions and debates about the challenges faced by young people today, too little effort has been spent helping them feel empowered, excited, and ready for the challenges of adult life. Julie Lythcott-Haims, after her parenting masterpiece How to Raise An Adult, has turned her skill and wisdom into a guide for living a fulfilling, rich, and meaningful life."
--Greg Lukianoff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind

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