Playful adults — those who refuse to give up fun just because they have a mortgage — are redefining what it means to be a grown-up in the 21st century.
—Jill Serjeant, "'Rejuveniles' reinvent meaning of adulthood," Reuters News, July 25, 2006
Meet the "rejuveniles."
According to Noxon, 36, rejuveniles are people who have "tastes or mind-sets that are traditionally associated with people younger than themselves."
The idea for the book came from the author's own rejuvenile epiphany, when he realized he had a wife and kids, a mini-van and a receding hairline but still didn't feel like a grown-up.
"Most of my days were spent playing Legos with my kids or watching old "H.R. Pufnstuf" videos and having a good time in a way that I knew my own parents found pretty ridiculous," he said.
—Rod O'Connor, "Adulthood: Are we there yet?," Chicago Tribune, August 6, 2006
—Karen Heller, "Awash in luxury," The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 2001