There Are No Grown-Ups: A midlife coming-of-age story (Hardback)Pamela Druckerman (author)
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'[Nora] Ephron is simply irreplaceable, but Druckerman is the heir to her impish, unembarrassable spirit and adorable storytelling.' - Allison Pearson, The New York Times
The author of the bestselling French Children Don't Throw Food reveals the things it took her 40 years to learn!
There are no grown-ups. Everyone else is winging it too.
Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise?
When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. With frank personal stories and witty maxims, Druckerman hilariously navigates the unexplored zone between young and not-so-young.
There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself.
You know you're in your forties when...
- You're matter-of-fact about chin hair.
- You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth.
- Your parents have stopped trying to change you.
- You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people.
- You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition. It's earned over time.
You know there are no grown-ups. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
'I laughed a lot...a brilliantly entertaining mix of personal stories and expert advice about rocking midlife.' - Good Housekeeping
'One that has touched a nerve with me and fellow mid-life adventurers...such an accurate description of what lies ahead if you are hurtling towards the big four-oh or living through it.' - The Sunday Times
'I love Pamela Druckerman's writing.' - India Knight, The Sunday Times
'Pitch-perfect and brutally frank... She has a reckless candor that can make you laugh and gasp at the same time... [Nora] Ephron is simply irreplaceable, but Druckerman is the heir to her impish, unembarrassable spirit and adorable storytelling.' - Allison Pearson, The New York Times
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I really enjoyed reading this, it feels like a very relatable read. Describing the different experiences of adulthood, 5/5
“Wonderful guide to growing older and growing up ”
I rarely read a book where I learn anything. It was a great pleasure to read There are no Grown Ups. Pamela Druckerman is a wise woman from whom I learnt a great deal. Not only that, it was a great read, and it would... More
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