There Are No Grown-ups by Pamela Druckerman

There Are No Grown-ups

The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bebe investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, 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.Yet forty isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can ...

Details There Are No Grown-ups

TitleThere Are No Grown-ups
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
PublisherPenguin Press
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor

Reviews There Are No Grown-ups

  • Cristy Jimenez-Shawcroft
    I couldn't put this book down. Entertaining, quick read. I like how the author writes; she is completely honest and very reflective, telling about everything from ménage à trois she planned for her husband's 40th birthday to her bout with cancer to how she became a journalist to figure out what is going on (she had felt clueless about aspects of the world around her previously, in part due to her parents sugar-coating everything when she was gr...
  • Merry Miller moon
    Thank you to Goodreads for the free ARC of this book. The author is giving advice/life lessons on how to deal with life when you reach your forties, which is so appropriate for me, since I am a forty something. In one chapter, she describes how she made her husband's fantasy come true for this birthday-having a threesome, with another woman. Kudos to you, Pamela Druckerman! for not only doing this, but writing about it so bluntly. Pretty amazing ...
  • Christine
    Thank you to Penguin for providing an advance reading copy, won via a GoodReads giveaway. (Thanks also to GoodReads!) Druckerman has a great voice, which makes for an easy read - conversational, though she mixes in facts and quotations. I was predisposed to like this book, as the premise hit a note with me. (I've come to believe no one knows what they're doing.) It was enjoyable, and I particularly liked some parts, but it felt sort of surface-le...
  • Marla
    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s.
  • Alexa Kozlov
    I won this book at a Goodreads giveaway. I'm in my 20s but I really enjoyed this book. I loved the writing. The humorous portions actually made me laugh out loud. Other portions were really heartfelt. I recommend it. It is an easy and interesting read. I can already think of a few girlfriends who would love to read this next.
  • Andrienne
    Really has plenty of insight for the nearing forty and for the forty plus. I liked her stories about sexuality, owning up faults, and of course the cultural differences that still mention her life living in France. I especially enjoyed the idea of cultivating perception and the stories around it.Access to review copy provided by the publisher.
  • Jo
    A great read! Enjoyed the book...cover to cover!
  • Meredith
    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity.
  • Joana Faria
    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it.