Slouching Toward Adulthood

Slouching Toward Adulthood

Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest

By Sally Koslow; Coleen Marlo (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781452657448

Publication Date: June 14, 2012

Description
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 earned numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga.


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