Generation Anxiety: A Millennial and Gen Z Guide to Staying Afloat in an Uncertain World

Abrams Image. Sept. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9781419768019. $28. SELF-HELP
Clinical psychologist Cook, a millennial herself who specializes in treating her generation and Gen-Z patients, pens this must-read for those who consider themselves part of either generation. Millennials and Gen Zers are considered two of the most anxious generations to date. Cook lists the many generation-specific stressors for them, and she is understanding about the struggles that anxiety can bring about. Citing her own battles and those of her patients, the author emphasizes the work that goes into understanding and working through one’s anxiety and the effort that must go into overcoming it. Her comparison between anxiety and the feeling of drowning will resonate with readers, and the ocean analogies she uses throughout the book feel fitting, not forced.
VERDICT An easy recommendation for those who struggle with their own anxiety and may not know where to start in overcoming it. An absolutely worthwhile addition to any library collection as well.
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