Adulting 101 with author Julie Lythcott-Haims

An author photo and a book cover
Julie Lythcott-Haims is an author, speaker and activist. Her latest book is “Your Turn: How to be an Adult.”
Photo by Praise Santos, cover art courtesy of Henry Holt

Adulting can be hard. 

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes that statement is more than a meme. It’s the truth. 

The transition from childhood to adulthood used to be clear: Finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry and have children. But the world has changed dramatically.

Lythcott-Haims, a former dean at Stanford University and a mom to two young adults, says young people today lead different lives and have more freedoms — and thus, need updated guidance.  

In her new book, “Your Turn: How to be an Adult,” she offers compassion, practical advice and personal stories for anyone struggling to “hashtag adult.” She shared that wisdom with host Kerri Miller Friday morning. 


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