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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Marantz Henig, Samantha Henig Narrator: Pam Ward, Emily Durante Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781470839857
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What does it mean to be young today?

In the summer of 2010, Robin Marantz Henig wrote a provocative article for the New York Times Magazine called “What Is It about 20-Somethings?” It generated enormous reader response and started a conversation that included both millennials and baby boomers. Now, working with her millennial daughter Samantha, she expands the project to give us a full portrait of what it means to be in your twenties today.

Looking through many lenses, the Henigs ask whether emerging adulthood has truly become a new rite of passage. They examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research, the financial pressures young people now face, changing cultural expectations, the aftereffects of helicopter parenting, and the changes that have arisen from social media and all things Internet. Most important, they have surveyed more than 120 millennials and baby boomers to give voice to both viewpoints of a conversation that is usually one-sided.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With humor and insight, the authors deftly volley commentary and observation across the generation gap.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mature-sounding Pam Ward and twentysomething Emily Durante were astute choices to read this thoughtful study by an excellent science writer and her daughter. Ward’s precise enunciation and assertive phrasing are a good fit for the research findings…The foil provided by the lithe- and innocent-sounding Durante balances the production and makes it satisfying to hear. Though the authors don’t provide parenting or policy suggestions, their intelligent overview tells us a lot about the slow-to-launch millennials we all know. Their compassionate writing takes the judgment out of watching these young people slowly find their places in life.”


  • “An examination that escapes the dangers of overgeneralization to provide provocative information presented compellingly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Robin Marantz Henig is an acclaimed science journalist, the author of eight books, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. In 2010 she received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, as well as a Guggenheim Foundation grant.

About the Narrators

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Emily Durante has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years and is also an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook director. She has been acting since the age of seven and has performed in a number of stage productions at the professional, collegiate, and regional levels.