** Why Grow Up by Susan Neiman


Don’t be fooled by the cartoonish cover: Why Grow Up?: Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age is a philosophy book (I know… brainless beach reading one day and philosophy the next, it’s quite a shock!).

From the jacket cover I see that the author is, apparently, skewering our society’s obsession with youth. I must be a little thick because I did not quite grasp that from reading the book.  Still, amongst the intimidating Kant and Hanna Arendt quotes, she makes a great point that becoming an adult is all about reconciling what the world ought to be with what it is. That’s a child-rearing insight that could change the world.

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