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Pamela Druckerman

There Are No Grown-Ups
  • There Are No Grown-Ups

  • *MUCH RAVED ABOUT BY CHRIS EVANS ON HIS BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST SHOW*

    EVERYONE ELSE IS WINGING IT TOO.

    You know you're a grown-up when...

    ·You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth.

    · You’ve lost and gained the same 10lbs so many times you now regard it as an old friend.

    · 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.

    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 - author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food - wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. Waiters start calling her ‘Madame’, and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever.

    There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a hilarious quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself

Pamela Druckerman is the author of the number one Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food (published in the US as Bringing Up Bébé), which has been translated into 27 languages. She is also a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times. She lives in Paris with her English husband and their children.