GENERATION" is the story about Claudio, a
27 y.o. graduated guy who works in Milan as a
junior account for a multinational and shares a rented
apartment with some friends - Rossella, Alessio e Matteo - in the
suburbs of the city. He's satisfied by his job, but
his contract (a so-called "co.co.pro."
with an income of 1.028 euros per month) doesn't give him
any benefit or warranty. Nevertheless, Claudio doesn't
give up his hopes and dreams and looks at his precariety
not as a limit but as an opportunity to react and
find new perspectives every day.
But "1.000 EUROs
GENERATION" is also the story about all those
people like Claudio, who nowadays are building up an
entire generation named "Milleuristi" (o "G1000").
Young employees between 25 and 35 years who, despite
their poor earnings, keep on thinking of their future
in a positive way and without self-commiserations.
to an enquiry published on
"El Pais" and dedicated to "La Generación de
los Mil Euros" («Those who live with 1.000 euros
per month», a generation that exists also in Italy
but that too often has been forgotten, banalized or
undervalued), "1.000 EUROs GENERATION"
has been the 1st 'reality book' free to download from the
From december 13th 2005 to march 13th 2006, in just
it has been downloaded by 23.397 people, catching
the interest non only of all the 'Milleuristi' who identify
themselves with the protagonists of the story, but also - in
a total unexpected way
- of the most important italian and international media.
By now, "1.000 EUROs
is out in all the italian bookshops in a brand new edition, to
reach also those ones who still don't know it or who
are not so keen on the web.
Moreover, between 2007 and 2010 it has been published also in Germany
Greece, Portugal, Japan and Korea
and it's forthcoming in France in late september 2011! Meanwhile, in 2009 it has also become a movie directed by Massimo Venier and starring Alessandro Tiberi, Carolina Crescentini, Valentina Lodovini, Francesco Mandelli, Paolo Villaggio and Lucia Ocone.
If you wanna read the 1st chapter of the original italian
If you wanna read the 1st chapter of the german