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Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest

By Sally Koslow

Narrated by Coleen Marlo

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Publication Date: 06/14/2012 Running Time: 7 hrs 30 min
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A witty and insightful report from the parenting trenches by the mother of two "adultescents."


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"Fast-talking Coleen Marlo narrates this seamless collection of popular press writing, academic research, and interview excerpts from a cross section of parents, offspring, and experts. Even when challenged by information-packed sentences, she keeps the action going with her total command of what's important in a long string of words." ---AudioFile

"Her book seems less a discussion of why this is happening and what to do about it than a portrait of the adjustments people are making today." ---Library Journal

"This book is hilarious!" ---Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

"Koslow offers us wit, awareness, and, most importantly, a sense that we are not alone." ---Susan Shapiro Barash, author of You're Grounded Forever . . . But First Let's Go Shopping


Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them—or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist, and mother of two "adultescents" digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation's unwillingness—or inability—to take flight.

By delving into the latest research and conducting probing interviews with both frustrated parents and their frustrated offspring, Koslow uses humor, insight, and honest self-reflection to give voice to the issues of prolonged dependency. From the adultescent's relationship to work (or no work), money (that convenient parental ATM), or social life, Slouching Toward Adulthood is a provocative, razor-sharp, but heartfelt cri de coeur for all the parents who sent their kids to college only to have them ricochet home with a diploma in one hand and the DVR remote in the other.

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPSLife StagesAdolescence

Slouching Toward Adulthood

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