Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? Audiobook, by Robin Marantz Henig Play Audiobook Sample

Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? Audiobook

Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? Audiobook, by Robin Marantz Henig Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Pam Ward, Emily Durante Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481594288

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Longest Chapter Length:

80:03 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06:03 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

56:45 minutes

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Publisher Description

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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“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.”

— AudioFile 


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

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

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About the Authors

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.

Samantha Henig is a twentysomething journalist who has been a reporter and editor for Newsweek, Slate, and the New Yorker. She is currently the online editor of the New York Times Magazine.

About the Narrators

Pam Ward, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, 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.

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.