Sandra Bullock is 50, and People just named her the most beautiful person in the world.When I was in the midst of my post-college/early 20s existential meltdown, I asked my mom what her favorite decade had been so far.Nora Ephron’s hilarious, touching, and very honest book of essays will make you feel like you’re talking to a good friend after a tough day at work.
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If you love magical realism, this will probably become an instant favorite. And yes, it’s a story about old-time Texas Rangers herding cattle across the U. But it’s also one of the most beautiful stories ever written (it did win a Pulitzer) and it’s something everyone should read in their lifetime, preferably by 35 because it’s, like, 800 pages long, and who has time for that later in life when work and kids and partners are demanding your attention?
Depending on your current age, 35 may seem like a youthful midpoint or a scary, faraway number that makes you think of The Golden Girls.
Well, I’m here to tell you 35 is young, and it’s a prime time to reassess priorities, get in touch with your inner goddess/wild child/badass (or all three — preferably), and celebrate how cool you turned out to be in your third decade. If you’re not convinced, just look at Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon — she’s 61 and still cooler than most of us could ever hope to be.
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It’s a classic about an unnamed black man struggling to find a place in the world, and it’s a universal story of feeling lost, finding your way, and trying to figure out your place in the world — all things that probably feel pretty familiar on the road to 35.Give it about 100 pages, and you won’t be able to put it down.She said it was her 40s because, “Your twenties are all about trying to figure things out; by your thirties hopefully you figured out what you want and who you are so you’re going after those things, and so in your forties you just enjoy it.” I think that’s pretty good advice.So to help you along that path to 35, here are 21 books that’ll make you think, laugh, cry, contemplate the universe, and appreciate where you’re at in life, whether you just turned 28, or you’re celebrating your last night as a 34-year-old. OK, so, your 30s can be great, but you also might be thinking about things like anti-wrinkle creams and miracle anti-aging remedies a little more often than you were at 21.Her stories and advice about crying (or not) at work, female friendships, career, love, and breastfeeding are must-reads (and they happen to be hilarious, too).Bossypants should be declared required reading for every woman by the time she’s 35.