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Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories

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This anthology dispels the myths that millennials are a generation of self-absorbed, shiftless, shallow children. Instead, these 17 writers—all age 26 or younger—paints a new cohort of intelligent people dealing with very real problems unique to their challenging economic and social situations.

Many of the essays center around the issue of crippling student debt, and while this is a prevailing issue for the millennial generation, it was almost refreshing to get to the stories that uncovered the millennial experience from a different, more unexpected angle. One such story is a heartbreaking look at the extreme poverty that can ensue when a student does not have the kind of background to absorb that debt, all in the name of higher education. A couple more deal with the terrifying consequences of unexpected pregnancies on a minimum-wage salary. A few delve into the frustration of working jobs that don’t seem to be worth a four-year degree and lifetime of debt, including one notable excerpt that marries the broke, starving millennial lifestyle with a pharmaceutical degree.

Altogether, the collection is an excellent showcase of up-and-coming writers, which not only offers a sample of their larger works but also speaks to the particular influences of each author, providing insight should the reader pursue any of their other works.

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Author:
Constance Renfrow, Editor • Meagan Brothers, Contributor
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
176 pages
Publisher:
Three Rooms Press
Publish Date:
05-Apr-2016
ISBN:
9781941110409
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Issue:
April 2016
Category:
Poetry & Short Stories
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Publication Date

05-Apr-2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

Three Rooms Press

Issue

April 2016

Page Count

176 pages

ASIN

1941110401

ISBN

9781941110409

Star Count

4

Book Author

Constance Renfrow, Editor • Meagan Brothers, Contributor

“Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories”

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