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  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760144999
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Space Between

Chaos. Questions. Magic. Welcome to your twenties.




From the creators of the hit podcast Shameless: relatable ruminations on the mess, the madness and the magic of not-quite-adulthood.

There’s this weird gap in life that’s fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila – also known as our twenties. It’s a specific limbo between being a teenager and a Proper Adult, and though it’s wildly confusing, often lonely, sometimes embarrassing and frequently daunting, there’s also a whole lot of magic to be found in the chaos. It’s a time when we’re finding our own voices, cementing our relationships and starting to fulfil our big ambitions (or simply just working out what they are).

Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, creators of the award-winning pop culture podcast Shameless, are two of the many twentysomething women trying to make sense of it all. They definitely don’t have all the answers but they know that mapping out our place in the world is a little bit easier when we do it together.

Brimming with wit and unflinching honesty, these are their stories and personal puzzles about life as twentysomethings: from heartbreak and mental health challenges to overcoming career setbacks and letting go of fear. (Not forgetting the deeper meaning behind the states of their fridges and why it’s so damn good to ghost out of a friend’s party.)

Join Zara and Michelle as they figure out who they are now and who they want to be. You just might find tiny pieces of yourself in the space between the first page and the last.

  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760144999
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the authors

Zara McDonald

Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald are Melbourne-based journalists and broadcasters, aged 26. They met working as writers for Mamamia, and in March 2018 launched Australia’s top pop-culture podcast Shameless, ‘for smart people who like dumb stuff’. As of May 2020, the podcast has been downloaded more than 10 million times. They now run Shameless Media, under which they have produced four separate podcasts that have each hit number one on the Australian Apple Podcast Charts.

Michelle Andrews

Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald are Melbourne-based journalists and broadcasters, aged 26. They met working as writers for Mamamia, and in March 2018 launched Australia’s top pop-culture podcast Shameless, ‘for smart people who like dumb stuff’. As of May 2020, the podcast has been downloaded more than 10 million times. They now run Shameless Media, under which they have produced four separate podcasts that have each hit number one on the Australian Apple Podcast Charts.

Praise for The Space Between

A witty and wholehearted roadmap for navigating your twenties

Zoë Foster Blake

Michelle and Zara are powerhouses. This is a fierce book from two women with their fingers on the pulse. Loved it!

Tanya Hennessy

The Space Between is a riotous, side-splittingly funny tribute to the insanity of our twenties and the lessons we learn in the most unexpected of places. Above all, it is a tribute to joy, friendship and the brilliance of women – those we know, those we admire and those we are capable of finding within ourselves. I loved it

Clementine Ford, bestselling author and host of the Big Sister Hotline

The Space Between manages to be warm and wise, silly and soulful, all at the same time. A solid swipe right on the millennial experience

Jamila Rizvi, bestselling author of Not Just Lucky

A book that will become your 20s bible

Whimn

Nails a perfect balance between being thought-provoking and enlightening as well as hilarious. It should be mandatory reading for any woman entering (or well and truly into) their 20s

Good Reading

The Space Between isn’t just for 20-somethings, and like the podcast, has universal concepts that go beyond age, gender or class

West Australian

From friendship troubles to workplace sexism, no stone is left unturned

Marie Claire

The best friends highlight the trials and tribulations of early adulthood with entertaining commentary, witty anecdotes and solid advice thrown in for good measure. Much of their advice is applicable to everyone, not just twentysomethings

Herald Sun

Whip-smart and thought-provoking . . . Warm and wise beyond their years

Who Weekly

A brilliant read – something you could read from cover to finish in one sitting but keep coming back to for years to come

North Eastern Advertiser

A well written, wholehearted, authentic and sometimes funny guide to the millennial experience that is not to be missed

Glam Adelaide

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