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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alison Lea Sher
Narrator: Carly Robins
Genres: Self Development, Marriage & Family, Social Science
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2018
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

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 the Universe 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 it
Ride the technology revolution, instead of letting it ride you
Be ethical, inclusive, and sex-positive in your relationships
Resist the corporate oligarchy we live in
Recognize privilege, embrace diversity, and fight for equality
Save the earth, literally

With intimate stories, ethnographic research, and practical tips, The Millennial's Guide to the Universe will inspire every young person, showing them how to optimize their coming-of-age potential in a world that desperately needs it.

Author Details

Author Details

Sher, Alison Lea

Alison Lea Sher is a journalist, biographer, creative writer, and millennial expert. She collaborates with companies across the US, pioneering socially-minded startups and nonprofits by aligning their initiatives with millennial perspectives. She is the editor-in-chief of Best Chefs America, and her articles can be found in places like The Huffington Post and the City Paper. In her spare time, Alison records avant-garde poetry albums about life, death, and preservation and the pursuit for political, interpersonal, and psychological liberation. She lives in Asheville, North