I have received a free e-copy of the book The Millennial Mentality: More Than Memes, Cats & Mishaps by Elan M Carson to review. To find out more about the author you may visit her website.
Here is the book blurb.
Millennials have heard all of the cultural criticisms and backlash; we are bemoaned a generation of entitlement and nicknamed monikers such as Gen Why?, Internet Generation, MyPod Generation, and the Boomerang Generation.
As a Millennial, I can tell you that yes, our value systems have changed, our beliefs have expanded to be more inclusive, and our career goals have shifted to prioritize happiness and self-fulfillment over workplace cubicles in gray-scale offices.
We may not be homeowners with 2.5 children grasping mid-rung on a corporate ladder, but we are cat owners and we are adaptable to change, creatively crowdfunding ways to support our projects and goals.
In this book learn about the mentality of Millennials and where we stand when it comes to racism, LGBT+ rights, body image, and other divisive issues all while surviving as delayed adults.
I don’t usually read much non-fiction, but agreed to review this book when asked by the author. Elan is American so it is very much written from an American perspective, although there are some UK references. I found that it uses a lot of terms that I am unfamiliar with. Even in the title, meme is a new word to me and did you know that a Millennial is someone born in the 1980s or 1990s?
However it did help to put definitions to other terms that I often come across and have wondered what they meant. For instance I now know that bae is a term of endearment similar to babe.
I was able to relate to the later lighter chapters much better than the earlier ones which covered heavier topics. And I really chuckled when I came to the “Waiting for My Owl” chapter as both my boys are Harry Potter obsessed and waiting for their letters to go to Hogwarts.
The Millennial Mentality: More Than Memes, Cats & Mishaps is available on Amazon, currently priced at £7.31 in Kindle format. Also available in paperback. An interesting read.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.