X Saves the World

X Saves the World

How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything From Sucking

Paperback - 2009
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'I THINK JEFF CORDINIER MUST BE THE SECRET LOVE CHILD OF TOM WOLFE AND DOUGLAS COUPLAND. THIS BOOK IS A FASCINATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, AND FUNNY LOOK AT AMERICA TO-DAY. IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN GEN X, IT'S ABOUT EVERYONE.'
- A.J. JACOBS, author of The Year of Living Biblically

Hi. If you've read this far, the publisher of this book is pleased. Presumably there is something about X SAVES THE WORLD that intrigues you, but you need an extra nudge. That's what this paragraph is for. In these pages, Jeff Gordinier purses an idea that is bold, fascinating, and really entertaining. Generations X isn't the bunch of 'slackers' that you remember from way back in the early '90s. Instead of squandering their hours in coffee shops and record stores for the past twenty years, Gen X has been busy . . . wait for it . . . rescuing American culture from a state of collapse! It's true! From the way we watch movies to the way we make sense of a cracked political process to the way the whole world does business, the snarky but hardworking men and women born in the sixties and seventies are doing the quiet work of keeping America from sucking. Read the details inside this book. (Then give yourself an ironic pat on the back. You deserve it.)

'THIS IS THE PASSIONATE DEFENSE THAT OUR MUCH_MALIGNED GENERATION DESERVES.'
-NEAL POLLACK, author of Alternadad

'GORDINIER IS TERRIFIC AT DRAWING DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN BOOMERS AND XERS AND IN BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN XERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION, THE MILLENNIALS.'
- Rocky Mountain News

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9780143115151
0143115154
Characteristics: xxx, 189 p. ; 20 cm.

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