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Title:
There are no grown-ups : a midlife coming-of-age story / Pamela Druckerman.
ISBN:
9781594206375
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
274 pages ; 24 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.
Abstract:
Druckerman asserts that there are stages to becoming a grown-up: First, you definitely aren't one. Then you pretend to be one. Then you are sure that there are no grown-ups. And then finally, maybe one day in your forties, you just are one. It's not all-knowing, omnipotent and large; it's humble, solid and small. But at long last, it feels like you. And you think, just then, that this is the best age of all. Explore the challenges of being fortysomething, of raising kids while caring for aging parents, realizing that "soul mate" is a title earned over time, and hope to finally merge your aspirational and actual selves.
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