Recently I have been reading some sociological books on young people and young dudes in particular. It has been a good study and I thought I would recommend them for those hanging with the peoples born after 1970 (and yes, I barely make it into that club by 2 years)
- Guyland - The perilous world where boys become men by Michael Kimmel. Guyland chronicles the world that many college and frat boys travel in…until they are about 36 or so. Just kidding - well maybe not. Interesting read on young male culture in America.
- Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled—and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean Twenge. Generation Me is a study of the perspectives of young people today regarding just about everything. A good read on the first generation taught to care more about “self” than about “duty” - yeah, interesting.
And a few pleasure reads - on audio book…
- Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta- Another book about the history of Google but this one has some really interesting stuff about the affect of Google and the Internet on other major media companies, older paradigns. I enjoyed Auletta’s book on Microsoft and this one is great so far. I am a sucker for tech history books.
- by John j. Stuhr - A very simple audio book on the late Danish philosopher. For those new to philosophy these little vignettes are pretty good. I bought this one on iTunes and it is read by Charlton Heston…which is cool.