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

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Simon and Schuster, May 10, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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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 parentsą 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.

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Boomerang Nation: How To Survive Living with Your Parents the Second Time Around

User Review  - Rob Walsh - Book Verdict

This is an essential read for young adults considering moving back home. Its greatest strength is the author's firsthand experiences as a boomerang kid. With considerable wit and honesty, Furman ... Read full review


The Boomeranger in the Basement
Boomerangers Unite 7
Ready Set Boomerang 23
Meet the Family Again 48
Theres No Place Like Home or Is There? 73
Get Over It Battling the Dark Side 100
What Color Is My What? 122
Kaching Minding Your Money 147
Friends Lovers and Attractive Strangers 175
Closing Time 197
Acknowledgments 213

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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

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