Looking for books similar to the "Up" series by Michael Apted
March 7, 2011 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Looking for books that revisit a person or groups of people at different points in their lives, a la the "Up" series by Michael Apted.

I've always loved Apted's documentaries, and am currently in the process of trying to get a hold of the Up documentaries set in other parts of the world.

But, I'd also love to read books written in a similar style, where the author revisits people at specified intervals and shows how their lives have changed since their last interview.

posted by reenum to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
There is Country Boys by the folks at Frontline. It follows two young men from the ages of 15 to 18 as they struggle with poverty, neglect and parents with substance abuse problems.
posted by Alison at 7:28 AM on March 7, 2011

I've only read the synopsis, but apparently the updated version of the book "Friday Night Lights" has information on how the players/town has changed in the years since the book was first published and it's re-release.
posted by backwards guitar at 8:33 AM on March 7, 2011

The Scared Straight! series also.
posted by mkb at 8:36 AM on March 7, 2011

There is also the Harvard Study of Adult Development.
posted by mkb at 8:38 AM on March 7, 2011

In fiction there's the Rabbit series by John Updike, starting with Rabbit, Run. Highly recommended.
posted by saffronwoman at 12:33 PM on March 7, 2011

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