Slouching Toward Adulthood

Slouching Toward Adulthood

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A witty and insightful report from the parenting trenches by the mother of two qadultescentsq Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining thema€”or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist, and mother of two qadultescentsq digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generationa€™s unwillingnessa€”or inabilitya€”to take flight. By delving into the latest research and conducting probing interviews with both frustrated parents and their frustrated offspring, Koslow uses humor, insight, and honest self-reflection to give voice to the issues of prolonged dependency. From the adultescenta€™s relationship to work (or no work), money (that convenient parental ATM), or social life, Slouching Toward Adulthood is a provocative, razor-sharp, but heartfelt cri de coeur for all the parents who sent their kids to college only to have them ricochet home with a diploma in one hand and the DVR remote in the other.Others acknowledged truth in my message: a€œOur generation does have an entitlement problem, a€ one commenter admitted. a€œMany of us were told to ... Money thinks a 2005 Prius would do, or a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Seriously? I drive a a#39;99 anbsp;...

Title:Slouching Toward Adulthood
Author:Sally Koslow
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-06-14


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