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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Great read probably one of the most entertaining books I've read in a while!

    This book completely made me rethink about our individualistic culture.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

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    Great read, Eye opener for those questioning what the bleep is going on in the heads of our younger generations

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2007

    A Must Read for Managers

    When coaching managers on how to assimilate the newest generation into the workplace, I add this book to their reading list. Gen Y has upset the balance in organizations, and management must understand where these new professionals are coming from. One thing is certain, they are not going to change! Dr. Twenge does a great job of describing what this generation looks like, what they want and what they need. Unlike other authors, she has the courage to point out not just the good and the bad, but also the ugly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    Twenge on the latest Generation

    I was very excited about reading this book for a theological class. As a Member as what Jean M. Twenge dubs as ¿Generation Me¿ I was thrilled to learn about shifts in society that occur as different generations take command. In the beginning chapters Twenge discusses the Groupieness of the Baby Boomers which had started in the 60¿s. our generations values independence and individualism. What really makes Generation Me such a convincing book is how Twenge presents her theories which are well refined. She does not only make her theories convincing but also provides more then ample statical information to back them up. All of her stastical information has come from proven evaluations created by some of the best Behavioral Specialists to have ever lived. In the final chapters of the book, Twenge recommends several solutions we can deploy to fix the flaws in our ¿Generation Me¿ which is, creating nationalized child daycare, extending public school into the college years and pushing back the start of a school day to 9 AM. Although her solutions are convincing, I question the relevance of this to the main theme. Rather, she is complaining about how she believes that college graduates can not make enough money out of school to raise a family at the average age of 30 because the cost of living is simply too expensive. She describes our new generation as one expecting privilege and entitlement, ironically she proves it though her asinine solutions.

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