Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences


The Generation Myth by Bobby Duffy, Basic Books, 2021, ISBN 9781541620308, 288 pages.

Bobby Duffy wrote The Generation Myth as a contribution to the topic of the similarities and differences among the different generational groups. The aim of this review was to direct attention to Duffy’s clear-headed framework, which cuts through the doom and gloom analyses of amplified generational differences and the associated threat of a looming generational war. The review points to the extensive research, rational assessments, and refreshing insights on the topic that the author packs into 288 pages. The book’s contents are relevant to researchers, pundits, and the merely curious on the cross-cutting topic. It is conveniently available in several print and audio versions, making it easy to access, read, and reference.