Shampoo Planet – Douglas Coupland

Shampoo Planet® is a commentary on nineties youth (generation Y) with the hero Tyler who is studying hotel/motel management services and lives for his brands and his shampoo. His family are lively and chaotic, and don’t understand ambition and his dream of working for a big corporation in a town which has seen better days.

On a voyage of self-discovery we follow Tyler as he recovers from his summer in Europe and his hunt for his dream job. Along the way he discovers that the adults of his world are both more and less fallible than he had previously thought, and that the cynical youth of Europe may be wiser than the blindly ambitious attitude he and his friends take to life.

The American Dream written for the service industry generation, it gives a sense of perspective but also of hope for this generation.

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