Nathan Heller has a good long piece in the New Yorker that’s kind of about twenty somethings, kind of about the fabled end of history in the west, but mostly about a handful of books that paint narrowly framed pictures of what it’s like to be a new adult nowadays. Ultimately, it’s a case of plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, but with, like, Facebook and Twitter.
Queue up another season of Girls think pieces—or, better yet just watch the show and read these books.
So, it turns out I remember more from Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear series, which I delighted in for so much of my 14th year on earth, than from the actual anthropology classes I took in university. Which is a long way of saying that it turns out that, as a species, we’ve kind of known where babies come from since the very beginning!
Speaking of sex, here’s David Sedaris reading from Fifty Shades of Grey—which may or may not be SFW.