All Grown Up

All Grown Up

eBook - 2017
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A National Bestseller

"I read it twice, laughing, cringing, and even tearing up." -- Judy Blume, New York Times

"Powerful . . . All Grown Up is so intimately [and] sharply observed." -- Vogue

"Bravo to Attenberg, who, with hilarity and honesty, tells the story of an adult woman who wants what she wants, not what she's supposed to want." -- Marie Claire

Who is Andrea Bern? When her dippy therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she's a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it's what she leaves unsaid--she's alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh--that feels the most true. Everyone around her seems to have a different idea of what it means to be an adult, though. But when Andrea's niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters. Will this drive them together or tear them apart? Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes, All Grown Up is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg's powers as a storyteller and a whip-smart examination of one woman's life, lived entirely on her own terms.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780544824263
0544824261
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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Chapel_Hill_ShannonB Aug 21, 2017

I enjoyed this short, funny novel about a woman living in NYC. I like Attenburg's writing style and the book unfolds in a non-linear fashion, structured like a collection of short stories. The main character struggles with some inner-demons and family tragedies and her story is sometimes dark and occasionally sweet. This is a good quick read about wanting, but also resisting, adulthood.

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May 05, 2017

Repetitive tales of an immature, boring woman with few interests.

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