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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought. Feb 10, Kim Scripture rated it did not like it. That is why there is so much anger. Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? The point is you are not imagining the social position you find yourself in Book Description In commentary and quotations, computer dumps and cartoons, 13TH GEN is a multimedia anthem to the American post-boomer generation,our country’s thirteenth generation since the founding fathers.

Paperbackpages. I personally feel that until all the Boomers are retired, the economy and job market are not going to get much better. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Since the current establishment saw this as treason to discover this and bring it to light, we were permanently relegated to the last open positions on the career ladder which were mainly service jobs waiters and sales.

From the Publisher “Both Howe and Strauss are Boomers, but their work marks a sea-change in perception among intellectuals.

13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? – William Strauss – Google Books

Not to mention the vietnam war and all of that. Bill Hennessy rated it really liked it Sep 02, Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. My family and my friends have all been victims of that as well, in various ways. According to these idiots, lower average SAT scores I absolutely, positively hate this book.


One always got the sense that these Boomers hate retryy Gen Xers, and it is evident in the condescending manner xbort which they fill this–and only this among their books–with cartoons and computer speak and what seem like clever little visual devices for the learning impaired.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Boomers analyze GenX Why this book? It really filled in a HUGE missing piece of the puzzle for me and my family.

13th gen : abort, retry, ignore, fail?

Are we being tested on this? I in turn simply finally cut them both out of my life permanently. Zero Hour for Gen X: Overall an interesting cultural study. There were a few parts I did not really agree with, but for the most part, this book paints an accurate picture of what happened to Generation X Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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Awfully fun, our little generation has been crushed on both ends by generations bigger and more famous than we are. World peace and universal love would negate their very existence.

On the other hand, reading this book this many years later lets you see how well the authors’ predictions for the future have been playing out. Silvernfire Jun 21, Anyway – this is an excellent book.

The sidebars are interesting, although distracting. I fall into this generation by the authors’ reckoning, and I have to say I was nodding my head in agreement as I read. Insurance companies paid like slot machines back then and lawsuits and ‘civil extortion’ was rampant.

My collegiate experience in particular. They will become the only generation born this century the first since the Gilded to suffer a one-generation backstep in living standards” has added oomph to it as I write this in the recession of Yeah your an X and the good thing is this book will help you come to terms with your situation or really make you mad.


It was very hard to read a book about my generation that came out in the early 90’s, written in a style of the 80’s, nearly 20 years after the fact.

I do recall in those days a definite sense among the new adults that they would never have it as good as their parents, but as it turns out, that appears to have just been the beginning or a long-term, multi-generational trend.

No library descriptions found. It was the bad old days of the s when attorneys made tons of money suing people and the culture of scorched earth lawsuits in the civil arena took over. For me, it is somewhat the reverse: You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. To call this book superficial is unfair, because they never do enough work or go into enough depth to even reach the level of superficial.

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Having been born at the height of this generation I’m looking forward to learning more about myself. I believe it swept over the rest of the country as well but I got out a long time ago and where I live now doesn’t have that problem so I don’t know. Get to Know Us. Jul 08, Johnny rated it liked it.

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