In Why Grow Up, the latest volume in the Philosophy in Transit series, world-ren
owned philosopher Susan Neiman looks at growing up as an ideal with urgent relev
ance today. Becoming an adult today can seem a grim prospect. As you grow up, yo
u are told to renounce most of the hopes and dreams of your youth, and resign yo
urself to a life that will be a pale dilution of the adventurous, important and
enjoyable life you once expected.