Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ten top books for Twentysomethings

Robin Marantz Henig wrote an article that went viral in 2010, "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" for The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. It was so popular she was asked to write a book on the topic. She wrote the book, Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?, with her younger daughter Samantha Henig, a twenty-something herself, who is now a web editor for... that very same publication, The New York Times Magazine.

For Publishers Weekly they named ten top books for Twentysomethings, including:
Alice in Bed by Cathleen Schine

Alice is a college student whose body fails her, landing her in a hospital for a year as doctors, nurses, and a bizarrely distracted mother swirl around her. Her feelings of helplessness and confusion, combined with some weird hallucinations and paranoid fantasies, are like youth writ large; Alice is literally paralyzed, a stand-in for young people who feel metaphorically so. And she gets through it the way so many people do -- by improvising.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Robin Marantz Henig & Samantha Henig's Twentysomething.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Cathleen Schine & Hector.

--Marshal Zeringue