Ckball league closest one to me is in Providence I checked I was very impressed by the honesty involved in this book It s not easy to examine non traditional behavior in ourself and get past the measure of shame instilled into ouNoxon gave some great insights into how adulthood and maturity have not always been treated as the same thing and further how adulthood s definition has morphed over the decades And even centuries It gave me a few things to think about in how I make decisions about my spending and life path Introspective and such just go read it so we can discuss it already A look at why adults enjoy and in some cases devote themselves to juvenalia such as Disney movies video and tabletop gaming skateboarding etc Author Noxon proudly describes himself as a Rejuvenile and according to the terms laid down in the books I m one too I ve never been to Disneyland nor on top of a skateboard but I play video games I favor attachment over authoritarian parenting and I enjoy playing with my children That s all it takes apparentlyOverall I found Rejuvenile to be just an okay read It s not compelling nor does it break any new ground Published in 2006 Rejuvenile predates the Great Recession and the rise of the Millennials so it might be interesting to see an updated editionFootnote Noxon is the husband of Orange Is The New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan a fact I found almost as interesting as the book itself A uick read that some may dismiss as somewhat self indulgent and frivolous I enjoyed Noxon s discussion of the shifting ideas of adulthood He clearly did a lot of research in preparation for writing the book I would have liked to see a slightly in depth analysis of the larger social forces that have contributed to the shifting models of adulthood Overall I found it well written and I liked the individual portraits It was a positive take on a phenomenon that usually gets negative press see his discussion of B2Bers twixters kidults boomerangers etc. Others' rejuvenile tendencies with cautionary notes about lost souls whose taste for childish things is creepy at best Exhibit A Michael Jackson On balance though he sees rejuveniles as optimists and capital R Romantics people drivenby a desire to hold on to the part of ourselves that feels the most genuinely human We believe in play in make believe in learning in naps And in a time of deep uncertainty we trust that this deeper adaptable part of ourselves is our best tool of survival Fresh and delightfully contrarian Rejuvenile makes hilarious sense of this seismic culture change It's essential reading not only for grown ups who refuse to act their age but for those who wish they would just grow.
Itten at least 15 ears ago in terms of generational references In one way this was funny but it was also pretty distracting because of outdated information Overall though the book is about how adults play or don t in American society and reads like a very long term paper It had some interesting chapters and points made about maturity and societal expectations and how they ve differed for different generations but overall I didn t love this one It was incredibly dry and a book about play should be playful 2 stars Yep I m a rejuveile and after reading this book I m okay with that I love Scooby Doo Mr Potatohead Pixar movies blowing bubbles and board games I realized while reading this book that I wasn t into dolls as a kid and don t really like them now All I wanted was books and all I pretty much want now are books Guess it s a good thing I became a Librarian Thanks for putting this on You deserve this: Simple Natural Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle: Bowl Cookbook your list Erin It was a uick and good read Saw this book featured in scenes of the TV series Weeds realized after reading the author s bio that he worked on that show so big surprisehe plugged his book on the show The book explores the growing phenomenon of adults enjoying things activities once regarded as for kids only video games playing playground type sports having collections of things like baseball cards or dollsaction figures etc and whether it should be viewed negatively as a sign of immaturityPeter Pan syndrome or positively as adults just having a ren As a guy in his thirties who still reads comics watches cartoons and justesterday ate apple pie for breakfast I sort of felt it was necessary to read this book Not so much to justify my existence or even to find out why I don t always feel the need to put away childish things but maybe just for the reassurance that Politieke geschiedenis van België sinds 1830 yes there are plenty of other people out there who do this same sort of thing every day It s an easy but interesting read and it s hard to come away from it without wanting to join an adult ki. Atheticet critical guide to this bright and shiny world of people who see growing up as winding down exchanging a life of playful flexibility for anxious days tending lawns and mutual funds In Rejuvenile Noxon explores the historical roots of today's rejuveniles hint all roads lead to Peter Pan the toyification of practical devices car cuteness is at an all time high and the new gospel of play He talks to parents who love cartoons than their children do twenty somethings who live happily with their parents and grown ups who evangelize on behalf of all ages tag and Legos And he takes on the Harrumphing Codgers who see the rejuvenile as a threat to the social order Noxon tempers stories of his and.
This was enjoyable I had often wondered if I were alone in thinking that the life I imagined for myself when I was my parents age or older actually seemed so distant It turns out I am part of a whole generation for whom playfulness is a protracted state of being not of mind The author does a good job of not focusing on the pathological but showing exactly why our Internationaal cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist. Cartoons 2003 youthful passions are so hard to give up and why ultimately many people choose to give them up for a lot of different reasons I ve been wanting to read this FOREVER well for 3ears according to Goodreads and I finally did Turns out I really like the title a lot but would have been as satisfied by a solid few pages as I was by these couple hundred pages Yeah a lot of adults really like kid stuff these days True I m a little disappointed that the author didn t delve at all into the very popular trend in my cohort adults mostly women reading I liked the chapter on Disney which I started reading on the bus Kind of skimmed through the rest and something bothered me a little about the role of consumption in this whole new childlike adult thing Rather than playing with kids or playing in general a lot of it is about collecting things And I think there is something a little annoying that comes through in some of the interviews about people thinking they re better people because they ride skateboards or make a living singing children s songs So this is one of those books that I ve owned for L'enfant la sophrologie years but never read and just before New Years I pulled a stack of books off of my TBR shelf and put them on my bedroom shelf small reachable at night and vowed to make a dent in my own unread book collection in 2020 I did the same thing in 2018 and still have a couple of those there to giveou some idea of how good I am at this not at all good I found it at a used book sale probably a library sale and the jacket DOES still sound interesting The book itself wasn t the problem so much as how dated it was wr. Once upon a time boys and girls grew up and set aside childish things Nowadays moms and dads skateboard alongside their kids and download the latest pop song ringtones Captains of industry pose for the cover of BusinessWeek holding Super Soakers The average age of video game players is twenty nine and rising Top chefs develop recipes for Easy Bake Ovens Disney World is the world's top adult vacation destination that's adults without kids And oung people delay marriage and childbirth longer than ever in part to keep family obligations from interfering with their fun fun fun Christopher Noxon has coined a word for this new breed of grown up rejuveniles And as a self confessed rejuvenile he's a symp.
Christopher Noxon is an author journalist and illustratorHe’s the author of the novel Plus One which “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner called “well observed honest and laugh out loud funny” and Rejuvenile Kickball Cartoons Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown Up which Ira Glass host of public radio’s This American Life called “an eye opener” The book was featured in the Wa