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Twentysomething

Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?

By Samantha Henig, Robin Marantz Henig

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Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2013
The definitive book about being young in our time. Why do so many twentysomethings seem to be taking so long to grow up? Did helicopter parents breed an entitled generation? And how different are things, really, from the way they used to be? Robin Marantz Henig's controversial 2010 New York Times Magazine article 'What Is It About 20-Somethings?' raised a slew of questions like these. Now Baby Boomer Robin and her Millennial daughter Samantha set out to find answers. Combing through the scientific research and surveying members of both generations, Robin and Samantha come up with some surprising discoveries. Written with unusual insight into young adulthood, Twentysomething will bring much-needed balance to this typically one-sided conversation. 'The fullest guide through this territory . . . a densely researched report on the state of middle-class young people today.' The New Yorker 'With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap.' Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Robin Marantz Henig is an author and journalist. She has written eight previous books and is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. Her daughter, Samantha Henig, is a journalist in her mid-twenties. She is the web editor of the New York Times Magazine. They live in New York City.

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Must Read for November 2012 Oprah Magazine "The fullest guide through this territory...a densely researched report on the state of middle-class young people today." The New Yorker Provocative information presented compellingly Kirkus With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap Publishers Weekly In this provocative, comprehensive, and often very funny examination of the phenomenon of 'twentysomething, ' Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig provide the perspective of two generations on this new stage of life. Anyone who is twentysomething, is related to a twentysomething, or works with a twentysomething, will want to read this book." Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project Parents will love this fascinating, fact-packed mother-daughter dialogue, and so will their 'emerging adult' sons and daughters. If you think today's young people are another species entirely, you've forgotten way too much about your own early struggles and screwups. Katha Pollitt, author of Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories Losing sleep because you think your grown kids are behaving like the characters in the HBO series, 'Girls'? Twentysomething will calm your nerves. Smart, well-researched, down-to-earth and lively, this mother-daughter collaboration is chock full of important insight into the newest generation coming of age. Jane Isay, author of Walking on Eggshells and Mom Still Likes You Best Mixing rigorous empirical evidence, testimony from twentysomethings themselves, and the astute observations of a mother and her twentysomething daughter, this insightful and engaging book shows us that sound bites and slogans are just not up to the task of capturing life as it being lived by young adults. Highly recommended!" Barry Schwartz, Ph.D. author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom If you want to understand young people in the decade after college graduation their anxiety about work and relationships, intensity of friendships, and feelings of drive and dislocation this book is the perfect guide. Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig weave the relevant research into an entertaining narrative, and their mother-daughter patter is a pure delight. Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It" Must Read for November 2012 "Oprah Magazine" "The fullest guide through this territory...a densely researched report on the state of middle-class young people today." "The New Yorker" Provocative information presented compellingly "Kirkus" With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap "Publishers Weekly" In this provocative, comprehensive, and often very funny examination of the phenomenon of 'twentysomething, ' Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig provide the perspective of two generations on this new stage of life. Anyone who is twentysomething, is related to a twentysomething, or works with a twentysomething, will want to read this book." Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" Parents will love this fascinating, fact-packed mother-daughter dialogue, and so will their 'emerging adult' sons and daughters. If you think today's young people are another species entirely, you've forgotten way too much about your own early struggles and screwups. Katha Pollitt, author of "Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories" Losing sleep because you think your grown kids are behaving like the characters in the HBO series, '"Girls"'? "Twentysomething "will calm your nerves. Smart, well-researched, down-to-earth and lively, this mother-daughter collaboration is chock full of important insight into the newest generation coming of age. Jane Isay, author of "Walking on Eggshells" and "Mom Still Likes You Best" Mixing rigorous empirical evidence, testimony from twentysomethings themselves, and the astute observations of a mother and her twentysomething daughter, this insightful and engaging book shows us that sound bites and slogans are just not up to the task of capturing life as it being lived by young adults. Highly recommended!" Barry Schwartz, Ph.D. author of "The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom" If you want to understand young people in the decade after college graduation their anxiety about work and relationships, intensity of friendships, and feelings of drive and dislocation this book is the perfect guide. Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig weave the relevant research into an entertaining narrative, and their mother-daughter patter is a pure delight. Emily Bazelon, author of "Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It"" Must Read for November 2012-"Oprah Magazine" "The fullest guide through this territory...a densely researched report on the state of middle-class young people today."-"The New Yorker" "Provocative information presented compellingly"-"Kirkus" "With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap"-"Publishers Weekly" "In this provocative, comprehensive, and often very funny examination of the phenomenon of 'twentysomething, ' Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig provide the perspective of two generations on this new stage of life. Anyone who is twentysomething, is related to a twentysomething, or works with a twentysomething, will want to read this book."--Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" "Parents will love this fascinating, fact-packed mother-daughter dialogue, and so will their 'emerging adult' sons and daughters. If you think today's young people are another species entirely, you've forgotten way too much about your own early struggles and screwups."--Katha Pollitt, author of "Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories" "Losing sleep because you think your grown kids are behaving like the characters in the HBO series, '"Girls"'? "Twentysomething "will calm your nerves. Smart, well-researched, down-to-earth and lively, this mother-daughter collaboration is chock full of important insight into the newest generation coming of age."--Jane Isay, author of "Walking on Eggshells" and "Mom Still Likes You Best" "Mixing rigorous empirical evidence, testimony from twentysomethings themselves, and the astute observations of a mother and her twentysomething daughter, this insightful and engaging book shows us that sound bites and slogans are just not up to the task of capturing life as it being lived by young adults. Highly recommended!"--Barry Schwartz, Ph.D. author of "The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom" "If you want to understand young people in the decade after college graduation--their anxiety about work and relationships, intensity of friendships, and feelings of drive and dislocation--this book is the perfect guide. Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig weave the relevant research into an entertaining narrative, and their mother-daughter patter is a pure delight."--Emily Bazelon, author of "Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It" Must Read for November 2012 -"Oprah Magazine" "The fullest guide through this territory...a densely researched report on the state of middle-class young people today." -"The New Yorker" "Provocative information presented compellingly" -"Kirkus" "With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap" -"Publishers Weekly" "In this provocative, comprehensive, and often very funny examination of the phenomenon of 'twentysomething, ' Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig provide the perspective of two generations on this new stage of life. Anyone who is twentysomething, is related to a twentysomething, or works with a twentysomething, will want to read this book." --Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" "Parents will love this fascinating, fact-packed mother-daughter dialogue, and so will their 'emerging adult' sons and daughters. If you think today's young people are another species entirely, you've forgotten way too much about your own early struggles and screwups." --Katha Pollitt, author of "Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories" "Losing sleep because you think your grown kids are behaving like the characters in the HBO series, '"Girls"'? "Twentysomething "will calm your nerves. Smart, well-researched, down-to-earth and lively, this mother-daughter collaboration is chock full of important insight into the newest generation coming of age." --Jane Isay, author of "Walking on Eggshells" and "Mom Still Likes You Best" "Mixing rigorous empirical evidence, testimony from twentysomethings themselves, and the astute observations of a mother and her twentysomething daughter, this insightful and engaging book shows us that sound bites and slogans are just not up to the task of capturing life as it being lived by young adults. Highly recommended!" --Barry Schwartz, Ph.D. author of "The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom" "If

EAN: 9780142180341
ISBN: 0142180343
Publisher: Plume Books
Dimensions: 21.08 x 13.72 x 1.78 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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