Slouching Toward Adulthood

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Slouching Toward Adulthood

Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest

By Sally Koslow; Coleen Marlo (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452607443

Publication Date: June 14, 2012

Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them-or, more likely, grunting good-bye 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.

About the Author
Sally Koslow, who was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, is the former editor in chief of "McCall's" magazine.

"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has been nominated three times for an Audie Award, winning for "Snakewoman of Little Egypt" by Robert Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from "Publishers Weekly," and "Publishers Weekly" named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.

Praise For Slouching Toward Adulthood

"Her book seems less a discussion of why this is happening and what to do about it than a portrait of the adjustments people are making today." ---Library Journal