From bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus comes a timely novel about a forty-something wife and mother thrust back into the workforce, where she finds herself at the mercy of a boss half her age. Rory McGovern is entering the ostensible prime of her life when her husband, Blake, loses his dream job and announces he feels like "taking a break" from being a husband and father. Rory was already spread thin and now, without warning, she is single-parenting two kids, juggling their science projects, flu season, and pajama days, while coming to terms with her disintegrating marriage. And without Blake, her only hope is to accept a full-time position working for two full-time twenty-somethings. A day out of b-school, these girls think they know it all and have been given the millions from venture capitalists to back up their delusion-that the future of digital media is a high-end "lifestyle" site-for kids! (Not that anyone who works there has any, or knows the first thing about actual children.) Can Rory learn to decipher her bosses' lingo, texts that read like license plates, and arbitrary mandates? And is there any hope of saving her marriage? With her family hanging by a thread, Rory must adapt to this hyper-digitized, over-glamorized, narcissistic world of millennials.whatever it takes. Since their "diabolically funny" (The New York Times, on The Nanny Diaries) debut, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have proven their ability to illuminate provocative issues with wry wit and heartfelt emotion. How to Be a Grown-up is an entertaining and insightful story sure to resonate with all those readers who first fell in love with The Nanny Diaries.
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"Tara Sands provides a powerhouse performance of another fast-paced and relatable novel from the authors of THE NANNY DIARIES. Sands seamlessly transitions from character to character--from the one-woman show that is Rory McGovern to her kids, her 20-something tech-obsessed bosses, her out-of-work husband, and his mother, who continually enables her son in his refusal to grow up. Rory navigates single parenting--delving back into full-time work and even dating once her husband checks out of their marriage and moves out of the house. Sands creates a believable emotional journey, peppered with plenty of laughs along the way. A.L.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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