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Henig, Robin Marantz
Twentysomething : why do young adults seem stuck? / Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig
Alternate Title Twenty something
Why do young adults seem stuck?
New York : Hudson Street Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ799.7 .H46 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Young adults -- United States -- Social life and customs
Young adults -- United States -- Attitudes
Young men -- United States -- Social life and customs
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs
Young men -- United States -- Attitudes
Young women -- United States -- Attitudes
Physical Description xxv, 276 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-265) and index
Contents 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
Summary 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 Magazine called "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.--From publisher description
Alternate Author Henig, Samantha

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