How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
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Millennials have a reputation for being lazy and entitled; seasoned writer Anne Helen Petersen argues the opposite is true. Millennials are stretched to their breaking point – working more than previous generations for less reward, fewer prospects and no job security. The irreconcilable demands of employment, parenting and home life, along with political and environmental concerns, doom millennials to burn out. The good news: “It doesn’t have to be this way.” Expanding on her viral BuzzFeed article from 2019, Petersen calls for systemic change to counter millennials’ perennial exhaustion.
About the Author
A former senior culture writer for BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Petersen now writes her newsletter, “Culture Study,” as a full-time venture on Substack. Petersen received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on the history of celebrity gossip. Her previous books, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud and Scandals of Classic Hollywood, were featured in NPR, Elle, and The Atlantic. She lives in Missoula, Montana.