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Jill Filipovic plans to tackle the ‘OK Boomer’ generation gap with new book

Student debt is one of the topics Jill Filipovic plans to cover in “OK Boomer: Let’s Talk: Dispatches From a Generational Divide.”
Student debt is one of the topics Jill Filipovic plans to cover in “OK Boomer: Let’s Talk: Dispatches From a Generational Divide.”
(Emily Varisco / Associated Press)

OK, boomer, someone’s writing a book about you.

Jill Filipovic, the author, journalist and attorney, has a deal with the Simon & Schuster imprint One Signal Books for “OK Boomer: Let’s Talk: Dispatches From a Generational Divide.” The publisher announced Tuesday that “OK Boomer” would look beyond the “humorous meme” and explore issues such as student debt, healthcare and climate change.

The book is scheduled for late 2020.

For a certain generation, the hardest thing about getting old is realizing you are no longer in charge of youth culture.
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Filipovic said in a statement that the economic struggles of younger people were largely “because of choices our parents’ generation made.” Filipovic, 36, added that her generation was “at a crossroads” between the world left to them and the world they desire.

A CNN columnist and New York Times contributor, Filipovic is the author of “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.”


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