A midlife coming-of-age story
Does it feel like everyone around you is an adult, except you? There are no grown-ups,because everyone else is winging it too! Pamela Druckerman, author of the no.1 bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food, reveals the things is took her forty years to learn.
*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.
“I laughed a lot...a brilliantly entertaining mix of personal stories and expert advice about rocking midlife.”
“Another genius work of meticulously observed revelatory, pragmatic and candid autobiography from an extremely funny and intelligent female member of the human race.”
“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.”
“I love Pamela Druckerman's writing.”
India Knight, 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, New York Times
“Funny and perceptive...reminds readers that middle age can be 'the best age of all'.”
“It’s the kind of book you can leave in the bathroom. Short essays about all sorts of things including how she organised a threesome for her husband’s 40th birthday. Druckerman has a keen eye, a wicked sense of humour and is cynical enough to know that we shouldn’t take it all too seriously.”
Sydney Morning Herald