THERE ARE NO GROWN-UPS. EVERYONE ELSE IS WINGING IT TOO. You know you're a grown-up when... *You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. * You've lost and gained the same 10lbs so many times you now regard it as an old friend. * Your parents have stopped trying to change you. * You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people. * You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition.
It's earned over time. Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult?
Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise?
When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman - author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food - wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. 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. What are the modern forties, and what do we know once we reach them?
What makes someone a `grown-up' anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms?
There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a hilarious quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants.
It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself.