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‘Ok boomer’ goes from meme to book fodder, and a generation sighs.

Corinne Segal

November 26, 2019, 1:55pm

Well, this was bound to happen eventually: “ok boomer” has found its way into a book title.

Once a meme that momentarily distracted my generation from our murderous rampage against every pillar of American life, including movies, Applebee’s, mayonnaise, home ownership, and sex, the “ok boomer” meme is now the angle for an upcoming book on generational battles. One Signal Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced today it would publish OK Boomer: Let’s Talk: Dispatches from a Generational Divide by journalist and attorney Jill Filipovic, author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. 

Filipovic, 36, said in a statement that some members of her generation are struggling “because of choices our parents’ generation made,” which, fair! Anyway, who wants to talk about whether to have kids in the middle of a climate crisis?

[h/t Associated Press]

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