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Author Shifrin, Marina, author.

Title 30 before 30 : how I made a mess of my 20s, and you can too / Marina Shifrin.

Publication Info. New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.242 SHIFRIN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  814.6 SHI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  818.602 SHI    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  818.602 SHIFRIN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Go to a nude beach -- Ride bike across Brooklyn Bridge -- Become a muse -- Take a writing class -- Adopt a dog -- Donate hair -- Have a dramatic airport reunion -- Live in a different country -- Learn how to dress my body -- Submit an essay to the New York Times -- Learn to drink -- Go to India -- Quit shitty job -- Become famous -- Meet Roe Conn -- Take a city bus tour -- Do a late-night set -- Tell a story at The Moth -- Fall in love (for real) -- Move back to New York -- Buy real furniture -- Sell a painting -- Watch all three Godfather movies -- Eat a meal alone -- Cook a five-course meal -- Find a job I love -- Fly first class -- Become a good host -- Visit Russia -- Write a book -- Appendix: "A life plan for two, followed by one."
Summary A charming, relatable and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty. Something was nagging Marina Shifrin. As a freshly minted adult with student loan payments, a barely hospitable New York apartment, a "real" job she hated that paid her enough to get by if she also worked two other jobs, something needed to change. Over a few bottles of Two Buck Chuck, Marina and her friend each made lists of thirty things they'd do before the age of thirty. The first thing on Marina's list was, "Quit My Shitty Job." So she did, and just like that the List powered her through her twenties. In 30 Before 30, Marina takes readers through her list and shares personal stories about achieving those goals. Ranging in scope from the simple (Ride A Bike Over the Brooklyn Bridge, Donate Hair) to the life-changing (Move to A Different Country, Become internet Famous), each story shows readers that we don't all have it figured out, and that's okay. But for Marina, she did become internet famous (a viral video of her quitting her job after moving to Asia has nearly 19 million views on You Tube) and now writes for Comedy Central's hit show @Midnight, is also an in-demand stand up, and had a very popular Modern Love column published in the New York Times. None of that would have happened if she didn't start her list that night. Thank you, Two Buck Chuck. Told with humor and heart, 30 Before 30 will entertain, motivate, and challenge readers to get out of their comfort zones and live their best lives.
Subject Shifrin, Marina -- Childhood and youth.
Shifrin, Marina -- Humor.
Young adults -- Humor.
Adulthood -- Humor.
Conduct of life -- Humor.
Adulthood. (OCoLC)fst00797400
Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00874563
Young adults. (OCoLC)fst01183198
Genre/Form Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Added Author Shifrin, Marina. Go to a nude beach.
Shifrin, Marina. Ride bike across Brooklyn Bridge.
Shifrin, Marina. Become a muse.
Shifrin, Marina. Take a writing class.
Shifrin, Marina. Adopt a dog.
Shifrin, Marina. Donate hair.
Shifrin, Marina. Have a dramatic airport reunion.
Shifrin, Marina. Live in a different country.
Shifrin, Marina. Learn how to dress my body.
Shifrin, Marina. Submit an essay to the New York times.
Added Title Essays. Selections
Thirty before thirty : how I made a mess of my twenties, and you can too
ISBN 9781250129710 (trade paperback)
1250129710 (trade paperback)
9781250129727 electronic book
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