Top 10 Generation X Books
Details 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
5. 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