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Today's guest is author Salley Koslow. She's joining us to discuss her first nonfiction book Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations to the Not-So-Empty Nest .
Millions of American parents have sent their kids to college only to have them ricochet home with diplomas in one hand and DVR remotes in the other. Mom and Dad now sit down to dinner every night, wondering why their fully grown kids are joining them or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what.
Salley lived through this stage and decided to explore what lies behind the current generation’s unwillingness—or inability—to take flight. For more than a year, she spoke with both frustrated parents and equally frustrated “adultescents.” Her publisher calls the book, “witty and insightful…a provocative, razor-sharp but heartfelt cri de coeur.
Sally has taught at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and is on the faculty of the New York Writer’s Workshop. She consults with and has contributed essays and articles to O the Oprah Magazine, More, Real Simple, Ladies’ Home Journal, Health, Reader’s Digest and Good Housekeeping .
Sally is married to Robert Koslow, her college boyfriend. They are the parents of Jed Koslow, an attorney, and Rory Koslow, who works in the film industry. Sally can often be found running in Central Park, which is near her Manhattan apartment, or puttering at her riverside cabin in Stephentown, New York.
It's good to talk.