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A mother-daughter writing team reports on what's really up with kids today Science writer Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter, journalist Samantha Henig, offer a smart, comprehensive look at what it's really like to be twentysomethinga€”and to what extent ita€™s different for Millennials than it was for their Baby Boomer parents. The Henigs combine the behavioral science literature for insights into how young people make choices about schooling, career, marriage, and childbearing; how they relate to parents, friends, and lovers; and how technology both speeds everything up and slows everything down. Packed with often-surprising discoveries, Twentysomething is a two-generation conversation that will become the definitive book on being young in our time. qThe fullest guide through this territory . . . A densely researched report on the state of middleclass young people today, drawn from several data sources and fiAsltered through a comparative lens.q a€”AsThe New YorkerWhy Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? ... That first manual typewriter keyboard was transferred to the electric typewriter keyboard, and from there to the first computer ... Law school senthimdownone path constrained byhis particular credentials plusthe$180, 000 debthea#39;d accrued, instead of the path he mighthave preferred, being a park ranger. ... A few people said, a€œIf I buythis Toyota, Icana#39;tbuya Honda.

Author: Samantha Henig, Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-11-08

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