I have been following Paul Angone’s writing journey for many years now. I have always found him to be a very wise, relatable author who somehow manages to take concepts about young adulthood that are so real, but often misunderstand, and transform them into lessons about life and living that we all need to learn sooner than later.
So, that is why I knew I needed to read his newest book from BakerBooks, entitled “25 Lies Twenty-Somethings Need To Stop Believing: How To Get Unstuck And Own Your Defining Decade”.
From my perspective, this is Paul’s best book yet – it goes deep, and strikes chords of maturity and faith and making the best of uncertainties that really resonated with me. In fact, I’ve bookmarked multiple pages that I need to go back and re-read and journal about. The author’s signature humor is ever present, and he reveals the hurts and struggles of our twenties and thirties as something so relatable and honest that you can’t help but connect with his messages. In my opinion, this foundation of shared experience and understanding is the best conduit for growth.
Just take a look at some of my favorites of the “Lies” that Paul debunks in this book…
- #2 – I’m an incapable human being who is incapable of doing things that most capable people can do / / a.k.a. I suck
- #3 – I’m the only one struggling
- #14 – My life doesn’t look like it was ‘supposed to’
- #15 – Nostalgia
- #19 – Nothing good can come out of this
- #25 – Silence needs to be filled with noise
If you are in your twenties or thirties and these chapter titles don’t resonate with you, well, I’m not sure what else to say! But if you are like me, these lies, and the rest of Paul’s insight too, may be just what you need right now.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”