Marty Beckerman, journalist and the spokesman for his doomed generation, as well as the author of Generation S.L.U.T.: A Brutal Feel-Up Session with Today’s Sex-Crazed Adolescent Populace talked with Joseph Planta about his provocative and ingenious book, as well as discussed writing, politics, the culture wars.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
Marty Beckerman is twenty-one years old, and the spokesman for his doomed generation. Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, he lives in Washington, DC where he recently graduated with honours from American University.
He has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Fox News Channel, and National Public Radio. His writing has appeared in New York Press, The Anchorage Daily News, Ain’t It Cool News, and Penthouse Online. He has authored two books, the first being, Death to All Cheerleaders: One Adolescent Journalist’s Cheerful Diatribe Against Teenage Plasticity. His most recent book, Generation S.L.U.T.: A Brutal Feel-Up Session with Today’s Sex-Crazed Adolescent Populace, SLUT as in; “Sexually Liberated Urban Teens,” was published this past February by MTV/Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
On the line now from Washington, D.C. is Marty Beckerman. Welcome to thecommentary.ca, and good afternoon, Mr. Beckerman.