All Grown Up

All Grown Up

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.Who is Andrea Bern? When her 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...

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Title:All Grown Up
Author:Jami Attenberg
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ISBN:0544824245
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:197 pages

All Grown Up Reviews

  • Jami
    Oct 26, 2016
    Please forgive me while I give my own book five stars but if one does not believe their own book deserves five stars then why bother writing....
  • Jessica
    Nov 06, 2016
    I’ve talked about it a little bit before, but I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for much of my adult life. It comes and goes in cycles—I have periods where I feel more anxious or more sad, as well as periods where I feel generally okay. I’ve worked on these issues in dif...
  • Roxane
    Nov 08, 2016
    This is a really sharp, tight novel about being a woman who is 39 and then 40 and chooses to be unmarried, without children. Andrea works in advertising and drinks a lot and sometimes does drugs and has a lot of sex, and lives a full life and carries a lot of pain and is a woman many people will rel...
  • Britany
    Feb 20, 2017
    4.5 StarsThis book GETS me! I kept reading and saying constantly to myself "YES!!!!!!!!!!!". I live in a world where society still tells women that they have to get married, have children, live up to these stereotypes of being a female in the world, yet-- what if you find that you don't want those t...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Dec 08, 2016
    This cover and this title and this marketing copy all seem like they came from a different book, a wry and witty look at single-by-choice life. But that didn't feel like the book I read.Let me give a bit of my own perspective: I am single (technically divorced) and I am at a point in life where sing...
  • Larry H
    Feb 08, 2017
    I'd rate this 4.5 stars."What do you do when you already know what your problem is? What if it's not really a problem? It's only a problem if I want a relationship. If I want to fit into a conventional mode of happiness. It's only a problem if I care. And I can't tell if I care."Andrea isn't really ...
  • Esil
    Feb 26, 2017
    A high 4 stars! I really liked All Grown Up. I liked the way it's written and the raw and honest emotions it depicts. Andrea lives in New York, where she grew up with her activist mother, drug addicted father and musician brother. Andrea hoped to be an artist but ends up in a low end corporate job. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 13, 2017
    I had mixed emotions while reading this book. I picked it up from BOTM because I'm similar in age to the main character, and I thought she might be relatable. Well, she wasn't super relatable for me in the typical ways, and many times I was very annoyed with her and her antics, but ultimately, I did...
  • Rincey
    Mar 11, 2017
    Wowwww. It has been a while since I've read a book that felt so raw. See my full review: https://youtu.be/p279Be8opac...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Apr 04, 2017
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/One word review: Meh.I feel like I channeled my inner Barney Stinson and shouted from the rooftops “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED” to this dare . . . . I also learned maybe the only thing that works less for me than the short story is the ...