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Albert Brooks and the Boomer Flu

Comedian, author and actor Albert Brooks has a novel out about the near future. It takes place in the year 2030 and is named 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America.

In it, aging baby boomers are in a constant struggle with the younger generation over politics, resources and other things. I've seen other predictions of the coming “generational wars.” And Brooks discussed this in a recent  USA Today interview.

USA Today: Old people are targets in your novel. You're 63. Do you worry about this scenario?

Brooks: Yes, I have. I've always thought because of our generation — the size of it — it's apparent that unless we're killed off by some Boomer flu, we're going to be here and people are going to have to deal with us.

Your opinion: Generational wars coming soon?

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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