Generation Me Summary?

has any of you read the book "generation me?"
can anyone give me an idea of what the book is about?
how does the media influence our generation? I need a summary of Generation me for a school paper and there's no time for me to read the whole thing. So I need a quick summary that will allow me to understand what the book is about.

asked by Nancy in Books & Writing | 7198 views | 12-04-2009 at 11:52 PM

I haven't read the book but have had to deal with many prompts in English that are identical to this one. With media influence we see a rise in laziness and a distorted view of the truth daily. With media manipulation we see more and more problems arising and becoming epidemics (eating disorder, sex, drugs etc.)

Book description:

"Called "The Entitlement Generation" or Gen Y, they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she calls "Generation Me" -- those born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s -- are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also cynical, depressed, lonely, and anxious.

Herself a member of Generation Me, Dr. Twenge uses findings from the largest intergenerational research study ever conducted -- with data from 1.3 million respondents spanning six decades -- to reveal how profoundly different today's young adults are. Here are the often shocking truths about this generation, including dramatic differences in sexual behavior, as well as controversial predictions about what the future holds for them and society as a whole. Her often humorous, eyebrow-raising stories about real people vividly bring to life the hopes and dreams, disappointments and challenges of Generation Me."

answered by Sidney | 12-05-2009 at 12:06 AM

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