There Are No Grown-ups

A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
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Author(s): Pamela Druckerman
Original Publish Date: May 29, 2018
Product Number: EB00714525
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698186811
Publisher: Penguin Books
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The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BeBe investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. Yet forty isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And there are upsides: After a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships and spot narcissists before they ruin her life. What are the modern forties? What do we know once we reach them? What makes someone a "grown-up" anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms? Part frank memoir, part hilarious investigation of daily life, There Are No Grown-Ups diagnoses the in-between decade when... Everyone you meet looks a little bit familiar. You're matter-of-fact about chin hair. You can no longer wear anything ironically. There's at least one sport your doctor forbids you to play. 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 realize that everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently. You know that it's ok if you don't like jazz. Internationally best-selling author and New York Times contributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties, THERE ARE NO GROWN-UPS is a (midlife) coming-of-age story-and a book for anyone trying to find their place in the world.

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Author(s): Pamela Druckerman
Narrator(s): Pamela Druckerman
Product Number DD37392
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780525528616
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Author(s): Pamela Druckerman
Narrator(s): Pamela Druckerman
Product Number Z100131447
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525528647

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