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There are no grown-ups : a midlife coming-of-age story
There are no grown-ups : a midlife coming-of-age story
Druckerman, Pamela2018
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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. ou know you're in your forties when... You're matter-of-fact about chin hair. 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.
Imprint:
London : Doubleday, 2018.
Collation:
274 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Introduction: Bonjour, madame -- How to find your calling -- How to choose a partner -- How to turn forty -- How to raise children -- How to hear -- How to have sex -- How to plan a ménage à trois -- How to be mortal -- How to be an expert -- How to have a midlife crisis -- How to be Jung -- How to get dressed -- How to age gracefully -- How to learn the rules -- How to be wise -- How to give advice -- How to save the furniture -- How to figure out what's happening -- How to think in French -- How to make friends -- How to say no -- How to control your family -- How to be afraid -- How to know where you're from -- How to stay married -- Conclusion: How to be a femme libre.
ISBN:
9780857522955
Dewey class:
070.4092305.2442
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography305.2442 DRUAvailable
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