The sheer number of choices facing us during our twenties can be overwhelming, says the memoirist and humorist Dana Schwartz. But there’s no need to panic. Here she selects five brilliant books which will help you navigate early adulthood.
The Playdate: Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play
by Tamara Mose
Producing Excellence: The Making of Virtuosos
by Izabela Wagner
Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
by Kevin Roose
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
by Victor M Rios
Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women's Oppression
by Christine Delphy
The Millennial cohort is often characterised as a shallow, social media-obsessed generation that puts avocado toast ahead of the future. But in reality they are overeducated, underemployed and beset by anxiety, says Malcolm Harris, millennial and author of Kids These Days. Here he selects five books that paint a more accurate portrait of the first generation to come of age in the 21st century.