The bestselling author of Bringing Up Bébé 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 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 there are upsides: after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships, and spot narcissists before they ruin her life.
Internationally bestselling author and New York Times contributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge, and the right pair of pants. A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties, There Are No Grown-Ups is a (midlife) coming-of-age story—and a book for anyone trying to find their place in the world.
Pamela Druckerman is an American author and journalist based in Paris who writes about parenting, politics, and daily life. Her latest book, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story, is a memoir and guide to being in your forties. Bringing Up Bébé (called French Children Don't Throw Food in the U.K.) is an international bestseller that has been translated into 27 languages. Pamela won a 2017 Emmy for the documentary The Forger and covered Latin America for The Wall Street Journal. Since 2013 she's been a Contributing Opinion Writer at The New York Times.
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