February 01, 2006


Because of my slavish work on the next book (I whimper in martyr-like mewling), I missed this fascinating article by Maggie Jones in the New York Times Magazine about a peculiar phenomenon: Hundreds of thousands of Japanese teenagers and young adults are refusing to leave their bedrooms. For months. For years. In some cases, for more than a decade. [Free registration might be required to read this article]