Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

by Anne Helen Petersen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

This book provides background and context for why the millennial generation is characterized by burnout.


interviews, cultural analysis, previous generations, and a sociohistorical framework

Best For

anyone interested in understanding the needs and challenges of young adults


purchase as book, e-book or audio book

Suggested Uses

  • Design a young adults ministry by using these insights.
  • Gain compassion for young adults by reading this generational narrative.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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