Sponsored: I was given this book in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are my own 🙂
When I got the opportunity to read the new (and great) book: The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World I truthfully didn’t know how I felt about it. I have been running from the stigma of “The Millennial” really every since I got out of college. I always so annoyed by the fact that they are always talking about us like we are aliens that they need to uncover the truth about. I have always wondered why other generations were making accusations and assumptions about us rather than getting to know the real us and guessing at what is important rather than really understanding.
This book totally sheds light on this in a funny yet straightforward way. While there is some profane language and raw humor, I really love that Alison (the author) gives Millennials a reminder that they have so much potential and that although they are misunderstood oftentimes, their power is greater than they know.
She also embraced many challenging subjects like the corporate world, racism, how had it can be as a millennial to not only get a job but to make the most out of it, technology, the ever-changing way people look at equality and fairness, and even environmental sustainability.
Like any book that speaks about politics and the culture of not only America but the rest of the world, it is easy to find things in this book that you may not agree with but that does make you stop and think and evaluate another’s opinions. You don’t have to believe or feel the same way about everything in its contents to admit that it was such a good and eye-opening book in a time when many are not being honest. Not to mention a fairly quick and easy read. I’ve been drowning in mystery and romance books for the last few months so this dose of reality was refreshing and really inspired me to think deeper about my place in society and what I can do to be more of an activist for causes I believe in.
While this book is targeted to Millennials as a new and important way to think, just like she said within the first few pages of the book – it really should be read by everyone. This will help lead future generations and will give the older generations a reason to evaluate our roles in society and how to target the important things when looking at Millennials.