Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present

A generation on the move, a country on the brink, and a young author's search to find out how we got here.

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A generation on the move, a country on the brink, and a young author's search to find out how we got here.

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us is a cultural history of the United States, as seen through the eyes of the largest, most diverse, and most disprivileged generation in American history. The book is a relatable pop culture history that critiques the capitalist status quo our generation inherited - a critical tour of the music, movies, books, TV shows, and technology that have defined us and our times.

REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

Shaun Scott is a budding master of prose. His sentences are tied up in humor, contemporary cultural criticism, head-shaking sadness, and hope. His new work might be the beacon Millennials turn to in staggering times, as his pages are filled with inspiringly precise language. ~ Jake Uitti, Contributing Writer, Washington Post

Millennials are presented as a cultural black box at best and a poorly-executed caricature at worse. With references ranging from Milton Friedman to "Hotline Bling," Shaun Scott creates the most accurate portrayal of the Millennial condition currently in print - what we've endured, what we've created, and, perhaps most essentially, what actionable policies we need to enact in order to thrive. ~ Hanna Brooks Olsen, Writer and Cultural Critic

The situation of Millennials in neoliberal capitalism is still under-theorized, and Scott’s analysis is informed theoretical work. ~ Sarah Grey, Writer, Founder of Grey Editing

Shaun Scott’s “Millennials and the Moments That Made Us” is a depiction of what life is like for Millennials in the age of corporatism, racism, and rampant consumerism. Where Orwell’s fictional 1984 leaves off, Scott begins; because you can’t change the future without having a firm understanding of the past. ~ Sylvia Hysen, Managing Editor, Millennial Magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shaun Scott
Shaun Scott Shaun Scott is a Seattle-based writer, historian, and filmmaker. His work has appeared in Jacobin Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and the film...
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