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The Baby Boomer Generation: trends, research, comment and discussion of the generation from 1946 - 1964. Includes bulletin boards, Sixties and Seventies music, culture, health and coverage of issues for Boomers

The Baby Boomer Generation is a source for trends, research, comment and discussion of and by people born from 1946 - 1964.

Covering issues on the Boomer Generation including original content for Boomers, bulletin boards, user comments, Sixties and Seventies music, Baby Boomer culture, health and coverage of issues for "Aging Hipsters."
April 1, 2006

Two Books That Have Nothing to do With Boomers

I'm getting a strong dose of Genx lit these days...and I'm loving it. Even if you hardly actually know any 30-somethings and your kids are too young and you're too old, "Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless" by Susan Jane Gilman has a bunch of a-ha moments. Gilman, who grew up in New York City the child of hippie parents, recounts some of the less than golden moments of her youth--finding religion (or not), dealing with the popular girls, little-girl dreams of adulthood, boys, crushes, jobs, and all the angst of being a girl in the modern world.

A review on femail.com says:
"Susan's experiences are universal - whether it's coping with mean girls at school, working for a feminist boss who, it turns out, is horrible to the women who work for her, or simply being terminally uncool. Reading like terrific fiction, this entertaining memoir will strike a chord with 20- and 30-something women everywhere."

Don't let the 20-30-something reference stop you; this is a terrific read. You can buy the book at Amazon.

Second, I am shamelessly plugging a book I've only read excerpts of. Another book that has absolutely nothing to do with Boomers, but hey--my sandbox, my rules. "Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be : A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale" was written by Jennifer Trynin, the daughter of a dear friend. A Boston singer-songwriter who was almost famous, Trynin took her experiences with near-greatness and the music industry and has written a cautionary tale for all would-be rock stars.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "Trynin's terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose is as strong as her songwriting was, and this will remain an excellent primer for any rockers considering signing with a major label...for however many months said labels continue to exist."

One way to support the music is to buy the book at Amazon.


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