From the Publisher: Jul 16 1990

Sophfronia Scott and David Gross are among TIME's youngest journalists, but they already know how to spot a story their older colleagues might overlook. The result is this week's cover report on the twentysomething crowd, the little noticed generation that has bobbed along in the backwash of the much larger baby-boom group. The two TIME reporter-researchers brought firsthand experience to the task: Scott is 23 and Gross is 24. "David and I knew that we had different ideas, tastes and goals than baby boomers do," says Scott, who wrote the story with Gross. "When we began interviewing other people roughly our...

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