Nan Mooney is thirtysomething, well-educated, the child of baby boomers who herself grew up with all the accoutrements of what was very recently thought to be a regular middle-class American life. Nothing fancy, but the full basics: a nice little home with steady income, housing, health insurance, and a summer vacation somewhere.
Now, Nan Mooney and millions of others of her generation have none of those.
And she’s not sure she ever will.
Her new book is “(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents.” And she’s mad.
This hour, On Point: Nan Mooney, and a generation, not keeping up.
Nan Mooney, author of the new book “(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class.”
Peter Gosselin, national economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of the forthcoming book “High Wire: The Precarious Financial Lives of American Families.”