xxvi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index.
"An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials-the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for drastic change"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction -- Our burnt-out parents -- Growing mini-adults -- College at any cost -- Do what you love and you'll still work every day for the rest of your life -- How work got so shitty -- How work stays so shitty -- Technology makes everything work -- What is a weekend? -- The exhausted millennial parent -- Conclusion: Burn it down.
While burnout may seem like the default setting for the modern era, Petersen argues that burnout is a definitional condition for the millennial generation. It is born out of distrust in the institutions that have failed us, the unrealistic expectations of the modern workplace, and a sharp uptick in anxiety and hopelessness exacerbated by the constant pressure to 'perform' our lives online. She examines the phenomenon through a variety of lenses, and offers a galvanizing, intimate, and ultimately redemptive look at the lives of this much-maligned generation. -- adapted from jacket
Can not even
How millennials became the burnout generation
Online version: Petersen, Anne Helen, Can't even Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. 9780358316596 (DLC) 2020022440
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