Growing Pains At 40

As they approach mid-life, Baby Boomers struggle to have it all

When Brian Weiss graduated from UCLA in 1968, he was portrayed in beard and mortarboard on the cover of TIME for a story that described the nation's college graduating class as "the most conscience-stricken, moralistic, and, perhaps, the most promising" in U.S. history. As an editor of UCLA's Daily Bruin, Weiss gained notoriety by writing a column calling the Governor of California, Ronald Reagan, "a liar." With the breathtaking cockiness of his class and era, Weiss breezily declared, "I can see myself as an excellent U.S. President."

Today Weiss's beard is flecked with gray, and he is less sanguine about his...

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