How Boomers Pursued Freedom, Questioned Virtue, and Still Search for Meaning
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Baby Boomers, this is for you! With so many of us still on the planet, it's not surprising that we have gleaned more than a fair share of attention. We've been identified as today's leaders, consumers, investors, philanthropists; the people to court, analyze, enlist, survey, and solicit. Mary VanderGoot's astute observations and incisive conclusions make a timely contribution to understanding this generation and its effect on those who are following."
"In a time when superficiality trumps depth, Dr. VanderGoot provides thoughtful, solid reasons for investing in the lives of other people. In her hands, perceptions of aging are transformed from a long, slow decline into one of life's great, good gifts."
--Helen M. Sterk
Western Kentucky University.
"Mary VanderGoot expertly traces the diminution of authority and the weakening of social bonds to the paradoxical nature of freedom articulated by Baby Boomers. I have not yet read a portrait of the Boomers that combines so well sensitive diagnosis with intelligent advice, making this book a singular achievement, particularly since the shortcomings of the Boomers' world are becoming ever more apparent."