Seeking the best stories, across all genres, about coming to terms with the world in the early adult years.
What are the best stories that feature young adults coming of age/coming to terms with life's imperfect realities? By "young adults" I mean "adults who are young," probably roughly 19-30, not "young people who are becoming adults." This maturing process can be central to the work or peripheral. One example: "The Great Gatsby." Short stories, novels, nonfiction, film, television and any other genre are all welcome.
What are the best oral histories to read? [more inside]
Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
Looking for books about dirty cops. [more inside]
Looking for books where a person or people are searching for a long lost person. [more inside]
I love Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball". What should I read next? [more inside]
I loved the plot of Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Any recommendations for similar books, shows, or movies? [more inside]
Anybody have recommendations for good historical fiction/nonfiction books set in China or Southeast Asia? [more inside]
Working writers: how do you carve out time for fiction? [more inside]