There Are No Grown-Ups
Pamela Druckerman

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Narrated By: Pamela Druckerman

Duration: 6 hours and 42 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of There Are No Grown-Ups, written and read by Pamela Druckerman.

Author of the no.1 bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food Pamela Druckerman 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 an audiobook for listeners of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself.
You 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.


Memoirs, Humour, Family & relationships: advice & issues

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I love Pamela Druckerman's writing.

Sunday Times

Funny and perceptive...reminds readers that middle age can be 'the best age of all'.

Daily Mail

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.

Sunday Times

Another genius work of meticulously observed revelatory, pragmatic and candid autobiography from an extremely funny and intelligent female member of the human race.

Chris Evans

I laughed a lot...a brilliantly entertaining mix of personal stories and expert advice about rocking midlife.