Coming of Age: For 3 Girls and Their Nation, Sober Parallels

From the New York Times Here:

In many ways, their lives are quite similar to those of middle-class young people from the former West Germany or even the United States. They watch “Friends,” “Sex and the City” and “The Simpsons,” dubbed in German. They have cellphones, they Google, they have traveled – Anna as far as China, and Sarah several times to America.