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Top 10 Generation X Books

oscar-waoDetails magazine has the top Generation X books but oddly doesn’t include Douglas Coupland’s Generation X itself or even Girlfriend in a Coma, which is better than Generation X. I agree with American Psycho but not Oscar Wao. What about Middlesex? Where the bleedin’ heck is Fever Pitch or even High Fidelity? The idea of a Motley Crue book defining a generation is the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

1. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
2. Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein.
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
4. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
ghost-world5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang
6. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss
7. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson
8. The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam by Tom Bissell
9. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
10. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

See the full list of 25 books.

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