What you will learn with this Book
- An understanding of the Baby Boomer Generation.
- A look at Baby Boomers in the 21st Century.
- An understanding of where Baby Boomers have been and their rich history.
- A look at the cultural aspects important to the Baby Boomer Generation [movies, television, sports and music].
- A commentary on what is important to Baby Boomers- such as, family, friends, relationships, and social interaction.
- The issues most on the minds of Baby Boomers today and as they look towards the future.
Rick Bava, himself a baby boomer, took on the challenging task of intentionally meeting with baby boomers around the country to gain insight on their challenges, their joys, and their ways. In this insightful book, Rick weaves together two streams—his own story and the story of those he talked with. It would be easy to weigh one of these strands too heavily, but Rick found the masterful touch, making the research come alive with both strands. Boomers will hear an empathetic voice, even gain insight into their own joys and challenges. Those who work and play with boomers will gain understanding. Nice work, Rick.
Rick raises several important issues related to the health and welfare of boomers. We are the first generation that must manage both its retirement and healthcare outside of the traditional pension and medicare. …. How many boomers were prepared to invest appropriately for their future? ….As Rick points out, there is a price to pay both financially and emotionally for longer life both for boomers and their parents. …. Flexibility to roll with the punches may be required, but boomers were born following a depression and two wars. I could not agree more with Rick’s assertion that we are up to the task.
This is more than a snap shot of Baby Boomers; it is a political overview that contributed to how Baby Boomers arrived at their place in the greater scheme of society. It is a primer of lessons learned that can transcend to all ages. Additionally, it is compartmentalized for the reader to jump around and still gain meaning from each chapter.