They are different from any generation before. Generation Z, or GEN Z. The oldest are just out of college. The youngest are still in grade school. They are the Grandchildren of the Baby Boomer generation... and grandparents want to empower their grandkids, right?
"Information-flooded and wisdom-starved" is how some writers have described this generation. GEN Z is also characterized as digital-native and tech-savvy, adaptable, activist, entrepreneurial… and anxiety-filled. They are growing up in a world that is unstable and full of threats. Institutions and older generation leaders seem unreliable. Cultural and religious anchors we took for granted are no longer a given.
The most “connected” and informed generation ever, GEN Z’ers consume a huge amount of content. But their style is bite-sized, snackable content. (Think Twitter and Instagram.) You have 8 seconds to capture their attention and possibly a minute or two to convey your message.
52 individual, short but thought-provoking NOW (nuggets of wisdom) spotlight important lessons our generation has learned in our adult lifetimes and our grandchildren need to know as they start theirs. This is anecdotal wisdom like Admiral William McCraven’s NYT #1 best seller “Make Your Bed”, but deliberately “bite-sized” to appeal to GEN Z tastes.
Ever since I was little I have adored the elderly. Now, middle aged, nothing has changed. I look up to the grand-parent type and want to sit at their feet and listen. To say that this book was a good read for me would be an understatement! Don't we all want to have a Gramma and Grampa B. in our lives?
How awesome for a pair of grandparents to write a book with their grandchildren in mind; yet, make the book applicable for young adults everywhere! Timeless wisdom is shared within this book's pages. From the formatting and layout to the words and how things flow this is an easy read that stays with you; it's downright flawless!
This book is meant to be read slowly, shelved, and picked back up again either to reference and/or when it's needed most. It's a feel good read that'll warm your heart. It's like your own personal North Star that's meant to lead you home.
This book reminds me of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Simple Man". We may aspire to much but truly life is as complicated, or as simple, as we make it out to be. Our choices carry weight; it's important we choose carefully.
"Now for Gen Z" is a book that would make a great gift for graduates; and, is the perfect gift for grandparents to buy for their grandchildren. This book gives everyone the ability to share guidance, direction, and life lessons with those they care about most.
Truth bombs galore are what's in store when you read "Now for Gen Z". In addition to quotes shared, the authors also add in their own thoughts and anecdotes as well as acronyms! So clever to add this twist to make the most important part of each nugget of wisdom into an easy-to-share tweet. For examples: BAPI (Be A Positive Influence); YSWYLF (You See What You're Looking For); PIK (Persistence Is King)!
In the words of Gramma and Grampa B., "The wisdom of prior generations will strengthen the new one as it takes its place in the sun." Amen! This is why writer's write, and stories are passed down, it's to encourage, strengthen, guide, and provide.
What all grandparents want for grandchildren everywhere is for them to live their best lives. May you take the wisdom shared within these book's pages, apply them, and grow. Cheers to that!
Reading books and writing reviews brings with it every emotion under the sun; forever changing, forever changed, and I wouldn't have it any other way. May my words not only help fellow readers but also the authors of the books we read.