There Are No Grown-ups

Author
Pamela Druckerman 
Summary
<b>The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.<br /></b><br />When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required&#xa0;<i>no effort whatsoever</i>.&#xa0;<br />Yet forty isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And there are upsides: After a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships and spot narcissists before they ruin her life.&#xa0;<br /><br />What are the modern forties? What do we know once we reach them? What makes someone a "grown-up" anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms? Part frank memoir, part hilarious investigation of daily life, There Are No Grown-Ups diagnoses the in-between decade when...&#xa0;<br /><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;Everyone you meet looks a little bit familiar.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;You're matter-of-fact about chin hair.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;You can no longer wear anything ironically.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;There's at least one sport your doctor forbids you to play.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;• You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;Your parents have stopped trying to change you.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with&#xa0;<i>your</i>&#xa0;people.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;You realize that everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0;You know that it's ok if you don't like jazz.&#xa0;<br /><br />Internationally best-selling author and&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;contributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants.&#xa0;A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties, THERE ARE NO GROWN-UPS is a (midlife) coming-of-age story--and a book for anyone trying to find their place in the world.
Genre
Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Humor 
Price
$13.99
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Release Date
2018-05-29


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