Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. 13TH GEN Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? By Neil Howe and Bill Strauss with Ian Williams. Illustrated by R. J. Matson. pp. New York: Vintage. A multimedia anthem to the American post-boomer generation–our country’s 13th generation since the founding fathers–this collection of commentary, quotes, .

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The book is a From the Publisher “Both Howe and Strauss are Boomers, but their work marks a sea-change in perception among intellectuals.

May 21, Julie marked it as abandoned Shelves: Plus, I always was told that I was part of the ‘baby boom’ generation being born in but my husband who was born in the ‘s has always said that my year was beyond the baby boom years.

There were a few parts I did not really agree with, but for the most part, this book paints an accurate picture of what happened to Generation X This one contained some interesting comparisons between American generations. Open Preview See a Problem?

It was a good reflection on the environment: Born inI often thought the writer had been staring over my shoulder through most of my life. Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. A multimedia anthem to the American post-boomer generation–our country’s 13th generation since the founding fathers–this collection of commentary, quotes, and cartoons describes the elusive group in their own words and quotes sources from Tipper Gore to 2 Anort Crew, from They Might Be Giants to the cult film Heathers.

The choices are ugly and few. But reading it fifteen years after it was written had my mental timeline all messed up. I’ve become a devotee of their theory, and picked up their other books. I loved this book when it was new. I didn’t buy this for myself, but the recipient seems to love it. Boomers analyze GenX Why this book? For me, Ighore taking my life back from all that nonsense that was forced on me in the mids and throughout the s.


In commentary and quotations, computer dumps and cartoons, 13TH GEN is a multimedia anthem to the American post-boomer generation,our country’s thirteenth generation since the founding fathers. I in turn simply finally cut them both out of my life permanently. The rerry was scattered and jumping around, but it was deliberate. Are we being tested on this?

Jane-Phillips Jun 22, Howe and Strauss covered the 13th Generation–and the other 13 American generations–briefly in their first book, Generations. This book came recommended as a good one for the use of data and statistics as applied to generational demographics; what I found was a bunch of interprative psychobabble.

See all 32 reviews. Cureton Snippet view – Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? This is the book that helps the boomers understand why we are not like ifnore. The ‘s was a generation that tried to kill its own children under the auspices of ‘public education programs’ and more. Get to Know Us.

References to this work on external resources. The writing is livelier than Generationsfortunately. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Not to mention the vietnam war and all of that. Written by ten Boomers who at times portrayed themselves as unapologeticly the superior generation, and at other times took a scathing look in the mirror themselves, I enjoyed their historical perspective of my generation the 13th fetry, theirs and my parent’s Boomer Generation, my aunts’ Silent generation and my grandparent’s GI generation.

I find out I’m really Gen x and that does make a lot of sense. It has absolutely no redeeming qualities. Feb 10, Kim Scripture rated it did not like it. Feb 19, Melissa Smith added it.


13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?

We began to find our lives within the ever widening cracks of the system, even to take advantage of those eetry as the only opportunity to advance. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Jul 22, Ronald Wise rated it it was ok. I read this book some time ago.

Jul 21, Derek Ellsworth rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 06, Rhode rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. I remember really liking it very much back then. The book is a little dated as 13th Gens were at the time 30 and ertry and now we’re late 30s to 50s! This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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A lie that was invented to create a no 13tth situation for us in a system that was failing beyond repair. From inside the book. Overall an interesting cultural study. Thank you to the authors for writing it and also The Fourth Turning. To the reviewer who wrote that this book saved him from ‘killing his father and evil step-mother”: I learned a tremendous amount about historical political policy and much of my own childhood and that of my parent’s childhood made more sense as a result.