Generation Me

Generation Me

Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before

Book - 2014
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In this provocative and newly revised book, headline-making psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she calls "Generation Me" are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also disengaged, narcissistic, distrustful, and anxious.

Born in the '80s, and '90s and called "The Entitlement Generation" or Millennials, they are reshaping schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. The children of the Baby Boomers are not only feeling the effects of the recession and the changing job market--they are affecting change the world over. Now, in this new edition of Generation Me , Dr. Twenge incorporates the latest research, data, and statistics, as well as new stories and cultural references, to show how "Gen Me-ers" have shifted the American character, redefining what it means to be an individual in today's society.

Dr. Twenge uses data from 11 million respondents to reveal shocking truths about this generation, including dramatic differences in sexual behavior and religious practice, and controversial predictions about what the future holds for them and society as a whole. Her often humorous, eyebrow-raising stories about real people vividly bring to life the hopes, disappointments, and challenges of Generation Me. Engaging, controversial, prescriptive, and funny, Generation Me gives Boomers and GenX'ers new and fascinating insights into their offspring, and helps those in their teens, twenties, and thirties find their road to happiness.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, [2014]
Edition: First Atria paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476755564
Characteristics: xvii, 377 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 23, 2010

The book provides an insightful analysis of today's young adults:
their supreme self-confidence in their own worth, their concern for doing things their way; and the benefits and costs that come from their focus on themselves.

The author draws upon her outstanding research to describe generational differences and their sources.

It is filled with unending statistics.

Excellent read.

Worth referring to others.

Mar 23, 2010

Excellent book. Very informative and insightful into what makes GenMe tick and why. I'm fit in the GenMe category (in the earlier years of the breakdown) and found I fit part of the pattern, but not all. I can definitely see my younger siblings in the examples layed out as GenMe. I highly recommend this book.


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