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There Are No Grown-Ups

by Pamela Druckerman

There Are No Grown-Ups Synopsis

*MUCH RAVED ABOUT BY CHRIS EVANS ON HIS BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST SHOW* AUTHOR OF THE NO.1 BESTSELLER FRENCH CHILDREN DON'T THROW FOOD REVEALS THE THINGS IT TOOK HER FORTY 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 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.

There Are No Grown-Ups Press Reviews

I love Pamela Druckerman's writing. -- India Knight * Sunday Times * Funny and perceptive...reminds readers that middle age can be 'the best age of all'. * Daily Mail * 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. * Sunday Times * I laughed a lot...a brilliantly entertaining mix of personal stories and expert advice about rocking midlife. * Good Housekeeping * Another genius work of meticulously observed revelatory, pragmatic and candid autobiography from an extremely funny and intelligent female member of the human race. -- Chris Evans

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857522955
Publication date: 31st May 2018
Author: Pamela Druckerman
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Humour, Family & relationships,

About Pamela Druckerman

Pamela Druckerman is the author of the number one Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food (published in the US as Bringing Up Bebe), which has been translated into 27 languages. She is also a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times. She lives in Paris with her English husband and their children.

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