I recently read this book at the behest of my manager. She felt it would be good for me to help me generally with confidence and figuring out my place in the world.
Written by Mark Manson, it is a sort of "anti self-help" book that disrupts norms of other literature in the genre. It curses, it criticizes, and explores life with a nihilistic sense of humor. It's a quick read with some good takeaways, my main one being:
"Don’t hope for a life without problems…There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems."
As someone feeling like I'm always looking for a job, a company, a campus that is the right fit for me, the perfect position with no problems does not exist. I should find a role that lets me solve problems that I enjoy finding solutions for. Or at the very least don't mind dealing with. This makes my search that much easier.
I think this is a fine book for the modern young professional to help get out their own head and stop thinking they're the only person to suffer from their existential crisis. You can read this book, chuckle, calm down, and get some good advice to take with you into life, no matter where you come from. It will help you become more at peace, more open to learning, and allow yourself the space to discover your values.
I recommend this book and I'm glad I was able to check it out. I hope you enjoy it as well!