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Virtual Book Club

May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Our book club is composed of a small community of engaged, action-oriented people who gather to examine the new ideas and real-world applications of our read.

All are welcome to join!

Book club discussions are 90-minute moderated conversations. Meeting approximately 3 times per selected book. We attempt to cater discussion session times to those who want to participate but as you are aware this can be challenging.  

There is no fee to join the sessions, just sign up to receive the Zoom link and information! Books will not be provided.

Click the link below and choose a day and time that works best for you. Once a day and time has been chosen, you’ll receive an update on the event.

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Dr. Ashley Lang

319-239-7801

$0.00 – $24.00 No Fee

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Generation Me

By: Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.

From the publisher: Born in the 1980s and 1990s, Millennials are reshaping schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious, but also disengaged, narcissistic, distrustful, and anxious. These children of the Baby Boomers are now feeling the effects of the changing job market – even as they effect change the world over.

When this “fascinating” (Publishers Weekly) book was first published in 2006, psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge made headlines with her findings from the largest intergenerational study ever conducted – with data spanning six decades – about the lives of the generation now in their 20s and 30s. In this newly revised and updated edition of Generation Me, Dr. Twenge uses data from 11 million respondents to show how profoundly different today’s young adults are from those in the past, including in their attitudes toward work. With irony, humor, and sympathy, Dr. Twenge shows that American culture raised the aspirations of today’s young people just as the world became more competitive, creating an enormous clash between expectations and reality.

Dr. Twenge makes controversial predictions about what the future holds for GenMe and society as a whole. She also uncovers shocking truths about this generation, including dramatic differences in sexual behavior and religious practice. Engaging, controversial, prescriptive, and funny, Generation Me gives Boomers and GenX’ers new and fascinating insights into their offspring, and helps those in their teens, twenties, and thirties find their road to happiness.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: You Don’t Need Their Approval: The Decline of Social Rules
  • Chapter 2: An Army of One: Me
  • Chapter 3: You Can Be Anything You Want to Be
  • Chapter 4: The Age of Anxiety (and Depression, and Loneliness): Generation Stressed
  • Chapter 5: Yeah, Right: The Belief That There’s No Point in Trying
  • Chapter 6: Sex: Generation Prude Meets Generation Crude
  • Chapter 7: The Equality Revolution: minorities, Women, and Gays and Lesbians
  • Chapter 8: Generation Me at Work
  • Chapter 9: What Do We Do Now?

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