"The 30 Things list- a heartfelt and humorous inventory of what every woman really needs in life- started as a single page in Glamour magazine fifteen years ago and quickly developed into a viral phenomenon. Here, that world-famous list gets new life with essays by some of our favorite women, from Portia de Rossi to Liz Smith. No matter your age, this is a list to live by."
Some of the lessons you'll find inside...
"Making peace with my past was the first step; being grateful for it was the second." -Lisa Ling
"The ability to accept and adapt gracefully to life's twists and turns is one of the greatest skills you'll learn. Should you plan for the things you want? Absolutely. But if you're not exactly where you wanted to be, exactly when you wanted to be there, don't sweat it." -Katie Couric
My mom actually picked this book up for me because she knew I was struggling with my age when my last birthday rolled around in April. This was such an easy read- I finished it in just two sittings- it was that good. It shed a lot of light on various issues/thoughts/ideas that have been swirling around in my head. Not only was it nice to feel as though I'm not alone but I was able to gain some insight and develop a new perspective on things. I have most of the items checked off of the list so for the next couple of years my goal is to knock the rest off of the list. Turning the big 30 won't be that bad BUT I'm still in no way looking forward to it.
I definitely recommend it whether you're years away from thirty or past the milestone mark.