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.
“A witty and wholehearted roadmap for navigating your twenties”
Zoë Foster Blake
“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
“Michelle and Zara are powerhouses. This is a fierce book from two women with their finger on the pulse. Loved it!”
“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”