Generation X

Douglas Coupland is a prolific Canadian writer with thirteen novels, seven non-fiction books, short stories and several screen plays.  He takes a clear view of our digital age children and reveals their angst and joys.

Generation X was his first novel, a hilarious satire on our consumer culture. Chapter names: The Sun is Your Enemy, Dead at 30 Buried at 70, Don’t Eat Yourself. Side notes include: Ozmosis: The inability of one’s job to live up to one’s self-image, Optional Paralysis: The tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none, Black Holes: An X generation subgroup best known for their possession of almost entirely black wardrobes.

You can read his blog on NYT from 2006.

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