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Howe and Strauss chronicle America’s cynical, pragmatic thirteenth generation. My generation, that is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?
I made the mistake of watching Taking Ignoore last week. Finding yourself so early in life leaves you with many more years on this planet — ample time to sell out.
Like religion or true gn, complete consciousness should be a lifelong pursuit, an ongoing struggle between the forces of good and evil, not a public demonstration against “the man,” who, in reality, deserves peace and love too. My collegiate experience in particular. It was the way they heaped rewards upon members of the younger generation who bought wholesale into their philosophy. World peace and universal love would negate their very existence. Apparently, it is very GenX of me to wonder why — if the sixties were so enlightening ignord the peace movement conquered all — we are in the middle of two fucking wars.
Nov 30, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Howe and Strauss covered the 13th Generation–and the other 13 American generations–briefly in their first book, Generations. Here they go into great and often grim detail about what we now call Generation X. The writing is livelier than Generationsfortunately.
The sidebars are interesting, although distracting. In some 13tu, yes, the book is showing its age. Thirteeners are now hitting midlife instead of young adulthood, and the book’s chatroom format is likely to bring on a wave of nos Howe and Strauss covered the 13th Generation–and the other 13 American generations–briefly in their first book, Generations.
Thirteeners are now hitting midlife instead of young adulthood, and the book’s chatroom format is likely to bring on a wave of nostalgia in its own right.
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On the other hand, reading this book this many years later lets you see how well the authors’ predictions for the future have been playing out. Prediction 5 “Reaching midlife, the 13ers’ economic fears will be confirmed.
They will become the only generation born this century the first since the Gilded to suffer a one-generation backstep in living standards” has added oomph to it as I write this in the recession of Sep 18, Jim rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite books for understanding Generation X, people like me born between – We are divided into two subgroups – Atari and Nintendo.
If you ever wonder why you can’t get one of us on a committee this is the book to read. This is the book that helps the boomers understand why we are not like them. Of course, the book is full of commentary, pictures, irreverent responses which will irritate the average didactic boomer to no end.
Oct 19, Beth rated it it was amazing. Spoke to me back in when I picked it up on a whim and a recent New Yorker Article and Blog post have brought this book back to my attention. Sure it is dated in its format, but think about when it was being researched and written. Yes it is written by ‘gasp’ boomers they are, much to their credit, strong demographic researchers discussing trends and generational types. We, like the Lost Generation, our Great Grandparents -are lost in the abyss and frankly can’t understand why Spoke to me back in when I picked it up on a whim and a recent New Yorker Article and Blog post have brought this book back to my attention.
We, like the Lost Generation, our Great Grandparents -are lost in the abyss and frankly can’t understand why everyone else needs so much attention paid to their generation!
Jul 21, Derek Ellsworth rated it it was amazing. Considering it was written by a couple of Boomers, this is a hilarious and VERY insightful look into my generation, and done very on.
What’s interesting is all the things predicted that have come true! Dec 30, Brian rated it liked it. It would have been very hard for the authors to predict two significant things that hadn’t happened at the time of publication that would significantly and indelibly affect my generation: These are wo igonre cultural shifts and markers these authors couldn’t have seen coming except for maybe the internet that I think historians will look at 50 years from now as very significant.
It was very hard to fai, a book about my g It would have been very hard for the authors ognore predict two significant things that hadn’t happened at the time of publication that would significantly and indelibly affect my generation: It was very hard to read a book about my generation that came out in the early 90’s, written in a style of the 80’s, nearly 20 years after the fact.
Some things were right on, other things were a little pessimistic and not accurate. Interesting read for historical perspective, but not much else for me! abkrt
Dec 03, Meter added it. 13ty 14, Zach rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book some time ago. Aug 20, Casie Blevins rated it it was amazing. Filled with bunkum and real insight, drowning in 80’s and early 90’s pop culture, at turns humorous and downright insulting, Howe’s book filled two weeks of my evenings with eye rolls, snorts, uhuhs and general amusement.
Written by two Boomers who at times portrayed themselves as unapologeticly the superior generation, and at other times took a scathing look in the mirror themselves, I enjoyed their historical perspective of my generation the 13ththeirs and my parent’s Boomer Generation, my Filled with bunkum and real insight, drowning in 80’s and early 90’s pop culture, at turns humorous and downright insulting, Howe’s book filled two weeks of my evenings with eye rolls, snorts, uhuhs and general amusement.
Written by two Boomers who at times portrayed themselves as unapologeticly the superior generation, and at other times took a scathing look in the mirror themselves, I enjoyed their historical perspective of my generation the 13ththeirs and my parent’s Boomer Generation, my aunts’ Fil generation and my grandparent’s GI generation.
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I learned a tremendous amount about historical political policy and much of my own childhood and that of my parent’s childhood made more sense as a result. Jun 22, Jane rated it really liked it. First read this book when it came out in the early nineties. The book is a little dated as 13th Gens were at the time 30 and under and now we’re late 30s to 50s!
Overall an interesting cultural study. Sep 19, Toby rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This finally explains the lie our generation was fed to manipulate us into permanent failure. A lie that was invented to create a no win situation for us in a system that was failing beyond repair. We are such a cynical generation lacking trust because we were told we weren’t good enough to fix and improve upon the current social ills and government failings.
We began to find our lives within the ever widening cracks of the system, even to take advantage of those failings as the only opportunity This finally explains the lie our generation was fed to manipulate us into permanent failure.
We began to find our lives within the ever widening cracks of the system, even to take advantage of those failings as the only opportunity to advance. When we discovered that the current hierarchy wasn’t set in stone, that in fact it was crumbling and that to repair it required reinventing several large portions of it we were locked out of the establishment through poor education, limited funding, false support, through a hidden double standard.
Since the current establishment saw this as treason to discover this and bring it to light, we were permanently relegated to the last open positions on the career ladder which were mainly service jobs waiters and sales. What was our answer? How were we going to get it done? Strip things down and simplify. And maybe, just maybe, what do we get is to be a part of something amazingly special after all.
Finally fulfill the completely impossible instructions of our elders, find our own path, develop our own sense of mission, by writing our own well developed script.
Our own youthful entrepreneurship, our midlife investments, and our elder generosity. Others will call us underachievers. Are we being tested on this? The choices are ugly and few.
13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? by Neil Howe
Having been born at the height of this generation I’m looking forward to learning more about myself. Jul 13, Scot rated it did not like it. I absolutely, positively hate this book.
It has absolutely no redeeming qualities. This book has all the flaws of their previous book cherry picking data to support a completely bullshit theory fen, and adds a heavy dose of smugness and condescension.
Note to the authors: To call this book superficial is unfair, because they never do enough work or go into enough depth to even reach the level of superficial. According to these idiots, lower average SAT scores I absolutely, positively hate this book. According to these idiots, lower average SAT scores are because the kids are obviously stupider completely ignoring that, instead of just the elite taking the SAT as in fali past, a larger proportion of students take the testand higher incarceration rates are because the generation is obviously more evil and has nothing to do with the criminalization of behaviors that were either misdemeanors or jot punished at all in the past.