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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated CultureA story, Generation X, people who were born in the late sixties/early seventies, represent much of the attitudes towards the world today. Many of the experiences and definitions are around everyday life. It does seem like no one ever questions what would happen if everyone just stopped working, it is just unthought-of. People are so possession crazy they just do not stop to think of why they do certain things certain ways. This novel is a collection of stories' of the three main character's lives, Andy, the narrator, Dag, and Claire. They all quit their 'Mc-Job's' to go to Palm Springs, California to tell stories and try to live up to their own standard. Only one of them truly finds a piece of a puzzle that was missing in his life.Let's face it; there are a lot of jobs in this world some more aspiring than others. I see it this way, every job in this world helps someone else. There are people who serve you food and people who clean up after you. But the people who have these jobs only serve you and sometimes they do not get fulfillment in their own lives. This is what Andy, Dag, and Claire see of their jobs. They are Mc Jobs, low pay, low prestige, low dignity, no-future job in the service sector; frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one. Andy really proves to be philosophical; he is always questioning the meaning of his life.Another important character in this book is Dag. He is a very confused twenty-something year-old young man. It seemed like Dag was always telling stories about his women troubles. He portrays himself as trying to be a modern day 'player'. Andy said that "Dag says he's a lesbian trapped inside a man's body." I was confused at first with this quote because Coupland says to figure it out. This is not something one can find an accurate meaning...

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