Monday, January 30, 2006
Library Journal Review
Journalist Kamenetz is a 24-year-old Yale graduate who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her reporting. But her credentials belie the fact that she's actually a freelancer who can't land a full-time job with benefits. That makes her living proof of the book's thesis-that the economic outlook for today's twentysomethings is far different from that of their baby-boomer parents...What keeps Kamenetz's book from devolving into a whiny, angst-ridden rant are the frightening facts about the changing labor market, higher education funding, the federal deficit, and the burden of incurring massive debts to stay afloat in college or launch a career.