The books you should read in your twenties, ASAP.

5 Books to Read in Your 20s

1. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg ($16,

When she examined why women still don’t have an equal voice in the workplace, Levo mentor and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg spurred a national conversation. This must-read book for women of all ages offers compelling, common sense solutions to empower women to achieve their full potential by supporting each other and leaning in.

2. Bossypants by Tina Fey ($9,

We love Tina Fey not only because she’s hilarious, but also because she’s a self-made success story. She rose to the top of a predominantly male profession while remaining true to herself, and her hilariously self-deprecating memoir teaches us to do the same. With her wit and intelligence as our guide, we can learn how to eviscerate our haters with our own success.

3. 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction by Christine Hassler ($10.50,

Levo Office Hours guest speaker, Christine Hassler, provides support to 20-somethings as they go through their personal and professional life without a parental security blanket. Although Hassler’s book contains key practical advice and exercises, this is not your mother’s self-help book. Get ready for some major “ah ha” moments. (Watch Christine Hassler’s Office Hours!)

4. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss ($10,

Prentiss is one of our favorite people at Levo, and she helps us to change the way we think and feel so that we can be happier and more fulfilled.

5. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov ($12.50,

“Bitch (noun): A woman who won’t bang her head against the wall obsessing over someone else’s opinion—be it a man or anyone else in her life.” Argov’s argument is that you need to be the same empowered and confident woman in your relationship as you are in your successful career, rather than being abrasive.

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