All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

 

"Hilarious and insightful this is Attenberg at her best! This terrific novel is about what some would consider a fate worse than death: being single in your late 30's.  Is it possible to be 'all grown up' without marriage and children?  Of course it is! And we're along for the ride with a hot-mess character who has her ups and downs, but does all she can to live her best life... or not.  Really fun! "  - Recommended by Greg

 

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780544824249
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 7th, 2017

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 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 an entirely different idea of what it means to be an adult: her best friend, Indigo, is getting married; her brother--who miraculously seems unscathed by their shared tumultuous childhood--and sister-in-law are having a hoped-for baby; and her friend Matthew continues to wholly devote himself to making dark paintings at the cost of being flat broke.


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 power as a storyteller, a whip-smart examination of one woman's life, lived entirely on her own terms.