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.