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New book hopes to bridge the generation gap between boomers and millennials

August 18, 2020 Editorial Staff
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Millennials are often characterized as a spoiled, self-absorbed generation that can’t be bothered to look up from their screens to care about the rest of the world.

But in her book, “Ok Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind,” Jill Filipovic argues that millennials are actually a generation in crisis – dealing with a host of issues that their baby boomer parents created.

While baby boomers enjoy the title of being the most prosperous generation in American history, 70 percent of millennials have at least one source of long-term debt, and 30 percent have more than one.

As Filipovic notes, Millennials are being forced to navigate an environment plagued by climate change, massive student loan debt, and rising healthcare costs. And COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem, as the country faces record unemployment in the face of a global health crisis. Filipovic hopes the book will clear up misconceptions and create some understanding between two generations that could not be farther apart.

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