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The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World : A New Generation's Handbook to Being Yourself and Living with Purpose, Paperback / softback Book

The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World : A New Generation's Handbook to Being Yourself and Living with Purpose Paperback / softback

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A guide and blueprint to a purposeful millennial existence-and how we can make a difference. What does it mean to be a millennial in this chaotic world?

Beyond Snapchat and Tinder, the consumerist culture we've inherited, and quarter-life crises, can a millennial aspire to more? Alison Lea Sher argues, yes, we can! Packing herself up in an RV, Sher embarks on a road trip in hopes of starting a conversation about what it means to grow up in America, post-Great Recession.

Interviewing 150 of her millennial peers as they begin their adult lives-from kids heading straight to Wall Street after college to those sleeping on it-Sher asks: "Who are you; what should you do; and how can you step into your destiny as a stakeholder in society?" The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World is a one-of-a-kind ethnographic study on the spotlighted millennial generation, as told by millennials-the largest generation in US history that is now transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

As millennials embark on a young adult quest during a frightening time, how can they enlist the idealism, values, and resistance politics they are so well-known for to discover a sense of self and purpose?

Learn how to: "Adult"-and not in the way society defines itRide the technology revolution, instead of letting it ride youBe ethical, inclusive, and sex-positive in your relationshipsResist the corporate oligarchy we live inRecognize privilege, embrace diversity, and fight for equalitySave the earth, literally With intimate stories, ethnographic research, and practical tips, The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World will inspire every young person, showing them how to optimize their coming-of-age potential in a world that desperately needs it.

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