A witty and insightful report from the parenting trenches by the mother of two “adultescents”
of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully
grown children are joining them—or, more likely, grunting goodbye as
they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a
journalist, novelist, and mother of two “adultescents,” digs deep to
reveal what lies behind the current generation’s unwillingness—or
inability—to take flight.
By delving into the latest research and
conducting probing interviews with both frustrated parents and their
frustrated offspring, Koslow uses humor, insight, and honest
self-reflection to give voice to the issues of prolonged dependency.
From the adultescent’s relationship to work (or no work), money (that
convenient parental ATM), or social life, Slouching Toward Adulthood
is a provocative, razor-sharp but heartfelt cri de coeur for all the
parents who sent their kids to college only to have them ricochet home
with a diploma in one hand and the DVR remote in the other. Download and start listening now!