As a 20-something, you’re often dealing with not having a logical “next-step” for the first time as you finish college, trying to find a job, and figuring out both who you are and what you want from life. In The 20 Something Manifesto, Christine Hassler has collected a bunch of short essays by 20-somethings at various stages of their lives and combined these with her insightful commentary. Throughout, she manages to sound authoritative and give good advice while never sounding condescending or judgmental. She’s also often very funny. There are sections on various topics of concern to 20-somethings’ from career and money to romance, each with suggestions for ways to find out what you want and how to get there. The only thing keeping this from also being a 5 star review is the author’s belief in “The Secret”, a silly but popular belief that simply visualizing something will make it so. Fortunately that idea, which in my opinion is the worst of self-help, appears very little in this otherwise exemplary book.This review first published on Doing Dewey.