X Saves The World: How Generation X Got The Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything From Sucking

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byJeff Gordinier

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In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state of collapse. Over the past twenty years, the so-called "slackers"have irrevocably changed countless elements of our culture-from the way we watch movies to the way we make sense of a cracked political process to the way the whole world does business.

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Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin BlogIn this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a stat...

Jeff Gordinier is the author of X Saves the World and the Editor-at-Large at Details magazine. He lives in the New York area and has written for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Spin, Elle, Esquire, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and PoetryFoundation.org. Nobody, including Jeff, is quite sure o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143115154

ISBN - 13:9780143115151

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"I loved this book. . . . It's impassioned, very quick on its feet, dense with all the right allusions, funny, and in the end actually very moving."-Nick Hornby "Ever wonder what became of Generation X, those ironic slackers wedged between the paunchy, tie-dyed boomers and their smug offspring, the millennials? Gordinier's first-person manifesto starts with a thumbnail sketch of '90s disillusionment and ends with a passionate call for social activism."-Wired