Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest
By Sally Koslow
Viking, 2012. 258 pgs. Non-fiction.
In this incisive series of essays, Koslow attacks the problem that helicopter parenting has produced: a generation of young adults who are unwilling to grow up. Increasingly willing to rely on their parents far into their twenties and even thirties, these new adults are putting off responsibilities their parents embraced for as long as possible. Koslow examines both the cause and effect of this new trend and speculates on the future of our new idealistic but unmotivated workforce.
Koslow relies heavily on humor in this book, often using the bewilderment of the parents she interviews heighten the ludicrous nature of the situations they have created. But she also uses her print media background to present hard facts and figures regarding this new trend in adulthood. This is a fascinating read.