Writer Ethan Watters joins Marcia Franklin for a discussion of the themes in his book, Urban Tribes, which looks at the ways in which young, unmarried Americans create their own sense of family.
Ethan Watters has been a freelance writer for 20 years. He has taught non-fiction writing at Berkeley and Stanford, and is currently an adjunct professor in the masters writing program at California College of the Arts. In addition to his three books, he's written about social trends for publications from Esquire to the New York Times Magazine, among other national and regional publications. He has also created pieces for Public Radio International's This American Life. In 1994 he co-founded the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.