Twentysomething : why do young adults seem stuck? /
Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig.
New York : Hudson Street Press, c2012.
xxv, 276 p.
1594630968 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781594630965 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Hudson Street Press, c2012.
1594630968 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781594630965 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- The twenties crossroads -- Schooling -- Career choices -- Love and marriage -- Baby carriage -- Brain and body -- Friendship in real life -- Parents as co-adults -- What's different, and why it matters -- Appendix: the questionnaire -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
What follows is some of the best and most relevant research available—not about the statistics of college debt or unemployment, but about the psychology of being on the verge of the rest of your life.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2013-01-28:
Expanding upon a much-talked-about article she wrote in the New York Times Magazine three years ago, Henig teams up with daughter Samantha for this thought-provoking look at why the current generation of 20-somethings just can't seem to get their act together. The dynamic between mother and daughter is apparent throughout the text, and the narration of Pam Ward and Emily Durante build upon this chemistry in their respective performances. Ward provides Henig a slightly more experienced tone than that provided to Samantha by Durante. However, the junior Henig is also a respected journalist-and this is reflected in Durante's performance. Ultimately, mother and daughter offer different viewpoints on the millennial generation-and this makes for an endlessly fascinating audiobook. A Hudson Street hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Main Description
What does it mean to be young today? In the summer of 2010, Robin Marantz Henig wrote a provocative article for the New York Times Magazinecalled "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" It generated enormous reader response and started a conversation that included both millennials and baby boomers. Now, working with her millennial daughter Samantha, she expands the project to give us a full portrait of what it means to be in your twenties today. Looking through many lenses, the Henigs ask whether emerging adulthood has truly become a new rite of passage. They examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research, the financial pressures young people face now, changing cultural expectations, the aftereffects of helicopter parenting, and the changes that have arisen from social media and all things Internet. Most important, they have surveyed more than 120 millennials and baby boomers to give voice to both viewpoints of a conversation that is usually one-sided.

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