Friday, July 27, 2007

book review: Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-up by Christopher Noxon


Book: Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-up by Christopher Noxon

About: Lives of "rejuveniles" adults who won't "grow up". Grown up kickball leagues, mommies skateboarding groups, doll and toy collectors as well as Disney World aficionados are all profiled.

Pros: Accessibly written, wonderfully varied and thorough profiles of members and subgroups of the rejuveniles. References listed in back.

Cons: I found Noxon's profiles, interviews, and presentation of the rejuvenile culture more interesting than his analysis of it.

Grade: B+

1 comment:

ZenDenizen said...

I agree with the cons, he didn't add enough of this insight which could have made the difference. The interviews were quite scary didn't you think?

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