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Boomerang Nation

How to Survive Living with Your Parents...the Second Time Around

About The Book

You can go home again! Boomerangers are on the rise. Named for the nearly eighteen million 18- to 35-year-old Americans currently living at home, this rapidly growing phenomenom is becoming a way of life for many college graduates and adults looking for a rent- and hassle-free way to get out of debt and plan a course of action for their futures.
Written by Elina Furman, who happily survived living at home the second time around, this timely, information-packed guide offers Boomerangers -- both practicing and aspiring -- wisdom on how to cope with the practical, economic, emotional, and psychological realities of moving back in with Mom and Dad. Furman debunks popular myths, such as that college graduation marks the beginning of domestic and financial freedom, and offers dynamic action plans, proven strategies, and practical advice on:
  • Taking the plunge -- are you ready to move back home?
  • Making a financial plan and sticking to it
  • Discovering the hidden benefits of living at home
  • Determining whenter you have a Cool, Reluctant, or Perma-Parent
  • Maintaining privacy
  • Setting and following house rules
  • Handling the stigma
  • Dealing with sibling rivalry

With special chapters on brainstorming new career objectives and dating under your parents¹ roof, and featuring inspiring tales from the trenches by independent and successful Boomerangers, Boomerang Nation proves that not only can you go home again, you can survive and thrive there.

About The Author

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Elina Furman has written and cowritten more than twenty books, including The Everything After College Book, Generation Inc., and The Everything Dating Book. She lives in New York City and can be found on the web at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (May 10, 2005)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743269919

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Raves and Reviews

"When you quarterlifers move back home -- and you will -- make sure you have this book by your bedside."
-- Abby Wilner, coauthor of Quarterlife Crisis

"A lifesaving resource for anyone young, broke, and contemplating the unthinkable. With this book, moving back home doesn¹t have to mean that life as you know it is over. Furman shows us there is such a thing as the light at the end of your parents¹ driveway."
-- Jason Anthony, coauthor of Debt-Free by 30

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