DIRECTIONLESS

Dear Ella and Suse,
I'm about to turn 30 in a month, I'm single with no prospects, childless, still living at my parent's house, have a fair amount of debt, am not in my dream job (although I can't figure out yet what that's supposed to be) and the combination of it all makes me feel very stuck - this is not the life I pictured for myself at this age. Please help. I'm not depressed/sad/apathetic/bored or zestless, maybe it's directionless? But I do know I could sure use a good book cure!
Thank you ladies!
Dear Directionless,
We have two cures for you- one to help you address the seeming pointlessness of life, which we feel might be your ailment - and one to help you to seize the day and make the most of it, even if you still don't have a specific direction to go in. For a full explanation of our cure for 'Pointlessness', see The Novel Cure - but in brief- read Georges Perec's Life: A User's Manual, which is a wonderful read, funny, obsessive, meandering and incredibly life-affirming, even though it describes what seems on the outside, a rather pointless life. Then Read Jonas Jonasson's "The Hundred Year Old Man who Jumped out of the Window and Disappeared", which will show you a man who seizes not only his day, but everyone else's as well - charmingly, and with an irresistable zest, which we hope will brush off on you and have you perhaps jumping out of your own window - which we hope, like his, is on the ground floor. 
Yours,
Ella and Suse
We prescribe - Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec
The Hundred Year Old Man who Jumped out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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