Read Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning Online Free - Allison Trowbridge harnesses the power of story in a series of letters to an imagined young woman wrestling with the questions that arise as she stands on the precipice of adulthood.
Our life’s journey is our life’s destination.
Never in history has a young woman had so many options before her, yet never has she had less direction or guidance on what to do with them. A woman at the precipice of adulthood often finds herself with more questions than answers, with more disenchantment than direction. How is she supposed to “lean in” to a successful career while also building deeply meaningful relationships? How can she care for the community around her while simultaneously developing a global mindset and changing the world? How can she be all that she is destined to be without feeling paralyzed by the pressure of so many prospects?
Allison Trowbridge knows this dilemma well. She remembers stepping into her twenties and wishing for a mentor to guide her through this dizzying season of life. In Twenty-Two, she becomes the mentor she was looking for. Drawing from her own experience and from the wisdom of others, she offers advice and counsel in a series of personal letters to “Ashley,” a fictional college student looking for mentorship from someone one step ahead in life.
Over the course of twenty-two letters, Trowbridge addresses a wide range of practical issues and ties them to larger concerns such as identity, loss, social impact as a lifestyle, wisdom in the ordinary moments, and the profound way God’s work is realized in how we live every day. Subtly weaving in today’s pressing social concerns—from poverty in our neighborhoods to human trafficking across the globe—Twenty-Two will inspire a greater sense of mission and a passion to live more fully as young women embark on their own remarkable journeys.
|Title||:||Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
June 18, 2017
If I could, I'd give the book 3.5 stars. This book is a little bit like reading a diary, full of 22 letters written by Allison (the author) to a character named Ashley. In the book, Allison goes by A and calls Ashley "Ash" or "darling girl" or "dear girl."
The names for Ashley are the main reason...
June 21, 2017
The terms of endearment throughout the book were a little creepy. The letters were long winded at times. This would have been better is it was written in diary form.
May 21, 2017
In Twenty-Two, Allison Trowbridge writes a series of personal letters to Ashley, a young woman searching for a mentoring relationship. These letters cover so many topics and questions that rise in the hearts of young women -- from relationships, work, purpose, and fear to wisdom learned from the...
July 17, 2017
I received a copy for review but all my thoughts are 100% my own.
I wish I could have picked this book up without having to write a review immediately because of the way it was structured. Twenty-Two is composed of twenty-two letters from the author to a fictional college student named Ash where t...
June 10, 2017
Written in letters which are formatted more into sections than actual letters, Trowbridge lends advice to a fictional character named Ash. The reader doesn't encounter Ash's response to Allison throughout the book. We only read Allison's view and well-meaning guidance.
Her advice is informed by he...
May 21, 2017
"Twenty Two" is a book where you spend time sinking your teeth into the letters between Allison and Ashley. I love how authentic this Allison is in her writing about not having her life all together, but is just super honest about the things she is going through when she is writing to Ashley. Our...
May 15, 2017
This book is very, very good.
It spoke directly to my heart in more than one occasion. I am profoundly grateful because I feel like I read it at the right time. God used it to tell me that I’m not alone in my struggles.
I needed this, someone ahead of me in life that could connect with my current s...
May 29, 2017
I received aa ARC copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.
I enjoyed reading the stories of the author's experiences and adventures. I also appreciated the insights she shared about how her diverse experiences may not have seemed linked on her career path but ultimately gave her the skills s...
June 01, 2017
A unique blend of memoir and inspirational advice, with a touch of fiction form the basis of Allison Trowbridge's Twenty Two. This book provides readers with a series of letters from the author to Ashley, a fictional woman entering college who is looking for a mentor. Trowbridge attempts to fill...
July 28, 2017
I received this book as a First Read in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
Allison Trowbridge wished she had had a mentor in college to help her work through the questions that all college students struggle with. Eventually, she was inspired to write this book, a collection of 22 letters from her t...