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When I was still a literary agent, I was intrigued by a book by three women that were my age and had a book about the dissastisfaction that our generation in general has with careers, relationships, etc., and what success really means. And maybe that's our problem: we don't know what success and fulfilllment is because we are no longer expected to follow just one path. We have so many to chose from, how do we every know we've made the right decision?
I'm not a literary agent anymore, but I did sell their book before I became an editor myself, and I think it examines what they call the Choice Effect of our generation in ways that have not really been looked at yet. I think it does come down to choices; when we chose one path, do we ever really know if we chose it or if we were complacent? Or if we were raised to believe that's what we did. I'm the age to go through this, and guess what: I sold my half of the literary agency to be a freelance editor and writer who is possibly going to move to EU from Portland this year. The choices we have are almost too many for the "right" one to be clear, so we end up always wondering if we'd be happier had we taken another path.
I highly recommend checking the book out when it publishes in May from Seal Press. It's called The Choice Effect by Amalia McGibbon, Lara Vogel, and Claire A. Williams.
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