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Songs of My Selfie 

When: Mon., April 18, 7 p.m. 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 18

SONGS OF MY SELFIE

At twenty-four years old, I am—for better or worse—a millennial. The truth is, though, that I find pro-millennial propaganda as exhausting as the curmudgeonly Baby Boomer think pieces that call my generation coddled garbage. Songs of My Selfie, a new collection of stories by young writers, seems to fall in the former category. The writers reckon with the well-documented plights of millennials, including unpaid internships, loan debt, and navigating a national economy that was flushed down the toilet right before we became able to participate in it. As with the Whitman poem that the book's title cribs, there's the whole self-discovery thing, too: we millennials are allegedly a very emotional, sensitive bunch who love a good round of navel-gazing and bellyaching. Only two contributors, Xingyue Sarah He and Jared Shaffer, will represent the book at Flyleaf. As for the rest, you can probably find them on Snapchat. Or Vine. Or Twitter. Or Instagram ... —Allison Hussey

FLYLEAF BOOKS, CHAPEL HILL 7 p.m., free, www.flyleafbooks.com

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