Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon has written several bestselling and critically-acclaimed novels, including: Wonder Boys (made into a popular film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire and Robert Downey Jr.) and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction). His success captapulted Chabon to literary celebrity, and offers to appear in a Gap ad and to be featured as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” Michael’s is known for his thinking-outside-the-box approach. In addition to other novels like The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Chabon has published screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

Michael Chabon on Gen Jones:
Born in 1963, Chabon rejects the traditional Baby Boom definition, and instead identifies as Gen Jones, an identity which he has publicly said he “loves”. He wrote in October 2021: “No child who eagerly cut the cardboard 45 of “I Want You Back” off the back of a box of Alpha Bits cereal, and then ate the cereal while watching Lidsville, can usefully be accounted a member of the Baby Boom generation.” In December 2023, he wrote: “Born in 1963, I have always felt much closer, in every minor and significant way, to Generation X than to Baby Boomers. I have also always dismissed generational taxonomy, and the stereotypes it inevitably generates. Part of that dismissal has probably been due to my never truly recognizing myself in standard characterizations of Boomers or Gen X. But I just found out that those of us born between ‘54 and ‘65 actually have a lil pocket generation of our own. And so much in here rings true: en.wikipedia.org Generation Jones – Wikipedia” In March 2024, he wrote: “… Just spent a mythical, magical man-hour with this find. From out of the collective unconscious of Generation Jones…”

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