Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ten notable books for Twentysomethings

Robin Marantz Henig wrote an article that went viral in 2010, "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" for The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. It was so popular she was asked to write a book on the topic. She wrote the book, Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?, with her younger daughter Samantha Henig, a twenty-something herself, who is now a web editor for... that very same publication, The New York Times Magazine.

For Publishers Weekly they named ten top books for Twentysomethings, including:
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Or any collection of Alice Munro stories, really. Her stories are generally about young women choosing between two extremes: independence versus domesticity, acquiescence versus rebellion, staying put versus setting out. Since so many of the stories also bounce back and forth in time, the decisions of youth are often revisited, and their consequences over the life course are revealed.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Robin Marantz Henig & Samantha Henig's Twentysomething.

--Marshal Zeringue