The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation

The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation

The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation

The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation

Synopsis

Fresh insight into the "troublesome" Generation Y- the children of baby boomers- is offered in this personal, witty, and thought-provoking analysis. This fascinating volume investigates Gen-Yers' attitudes about sex, relationships, marriage, friendship, consumerism, celebrity, body image, work, politics, and religion. Also addressed is how the generation defines happiness, and what it envisions for the future.

Excerpt

The kids have got their own thing going.
Good. ‘The edge’ is over.

DOUGLAS COUPLAND, AUTHOR OF GENERATION X

Each generation is a new people.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

ON SEPTEMBER 11 2001, I was sitting in my living room, having just returned from the first session of a fear of flying course I was doing. The latest episode of The West Wing was suddenly disrupted by a news flash about a plane ploughing into the Twin Towers on a bright New York morning. My family sat glued to the TV in horror and disbelief for the next five hours. The temperature of the world seemed to change overnight and ‘terrorism’ became a priority issue in remote and sheltered Australia.

As disturbing as September 11 was for every person who watched it happen on TV, for older generations this wasn’t the first vision of mass destruction they have witnessed that shaped their worldview in profound and lasting ways. The GI and Silent generations have their images of the Holocaust and Hiroshima. The Boomers remember napalm bombings in Vietnam. Generation X, of which I am a younger . . .

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