The Eighties generation, young people now between the ages of 18 and 30, is a new breed of Americans. According to Urbanska, these ``singulars'' are distinct from earlier generations in their burning need for job success, a conception of marriage that does not emphasize traditional values, a passion for physical fitness, and a sense of religion that satisfies the individual. While singulars obviously are obsessed with their jobs, they share a common fear of nuclear armageddon. Urbanska's decriptions and conclusions present an interesting look at an emerging American generation. The book is marred, however, by contradictions and instances of the misuse of statistics, as well as disturbing repetition. It is, nevertheless, a serious attempt to analyze a generation from its own perspective. Recommended with the above reservations. Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.