There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story

There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story

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 m The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bebe investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will e...

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Title:There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
Author:Pamela Druckerman
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1594206376
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story Reviews

  • nicole
    Jun 17, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

    This book is delightful, regardless of your age. Druckerman's tales of social awkwardness, French culture, and arranging a threesome for her husband's 40th were hilarious. But there's a depth to her wisdom, too. The chapter about How to Be Mortal stood out to me because there is not se...

    I loved catching up with Druckerman. I wish I could capture the moment I realized ?midlife coming-of-age story? meant 40s. I?d planned to read it with that someday attitude I had while reading her first book sans bebe, but with 35 on the horizon in a few weeks I very much appreci...

  • Andrienne
    Mar 13, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

  • Jaclyn
    Jun 06, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

  • Meredith
    Apr 17, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

  • Alexandra
    Jun 13, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

  • Mehrsa
    May 31, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

  • Brenda
    Jun 16, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

  • Denise Morse
    May 24, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

    This book is delightful, regardless of your age. Druckerman's tales of social awkwardness, French culture, and arranging a threesome for her husband's 40th were hilarious. But there's a depth to her wisdom, too. The chapter about How to Be Mortal stood out to me because there is not se...

    I loved catching up with Druckerman. I wish I could capture the moment I realized ?midlife coming-of-age story? meant 40s. I?d planned to read it with that someday attitude I had while reading her first book sans bebe, but with 35 on the horizon in a few weeks I very much appreci...

    Light-hearted and sporadically profound. I know each decade has its own existential roller-coaster, and Druckerman writes about her journey through her 40s. She helpfully comments on the different kind of rat-race people in their 40s are engaged in, challenges to develop friendships an...

    The book started out okay, though incredibly shallow, that earned it one full star. Then it turned into something that seemed like the author had researched dozens of articles and dumped them all into a book and tried to tie them together by claiming they had something to do with age. ...

    Unfortunately the book just did not resonate with me. Despite being a similar age and married with children, i just could not really relate to the author and her journey. I do think a lot of people will. It is written well, an easy and quick read, and very honest. I recommend the book ...

  • Amy
    May 01, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

  • Lindsay Nixon
    Jun 07, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

  • Marla
    Apr 18, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

  • Christine
    Apr 22, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

  • Heather
    Jun 12, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

    This book is delightful, regardless of your age. Druckerman's tales of social awkwardness, French culture, and arranging a threesome for her husband's 40th were hilarious. But there's a depth to her wisdom, too. The chapter about How to Be Mortal stood out to me because there is not se...

  • Rebecca Foster
    May 01, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Jun 09, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

  • Rebecca
    May 30, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

  • Anthony Locke
    Jun 15, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

    This book is delightful, regardless of your age. Druckerman's tales of social awkwardness, French culture, and arranging a threesome for her husband's 40th were hilarious. But there's a depth to her wisdom, too. The chapter about How to Be Mortal stood out to me because there is not se...

    I loved catching up with Druckerman. I wish I could capture the moment I realized ?midlife coming-of-age story? meant 40s. I?d planned to read it with that someday attitude I had while reading her first book sans bebe, but with 35 on the horizon in a few weeks I very much appreci...

    Light-hearted and sporadically profound. I know each decade has its own existential roller-coaster, and Druckerman writes about her journey through her 40s. She helpfully comments on the different kind of rat-race people in their 40s are engaged in, challenges to develop friendships an...

  • Helois
    Jun 11, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

  • Alexa Kozlov
    Apr 08, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

  • Cass Weber
    May 24, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

  • Cristy Jimenez-Shawcroft
    Apr 07, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

  • Johnette
    May 26, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

  • Reese
    Jun 16, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

    "Intelligence tells you how to do something. Wisdom, because it has moral and social dimensions, allows you to decide whether to do it or not." This is by far my most highlighted eBook to date. From picking up a new essential French term femme libre to learning about the Korean conc...

    Even thought the author and I lead vastly different lives, I related to this book more than I thought, I would. With witty, self-depreciating humor, honesty and sometimes heavy reflection, the author regales us with tales and events as she turns 40 and beyond......everything from p...

    I don?t have much of a career or a personal life. I have no long-term partner and by choice, I have no children. I live in the suburbs and I?m pretty miserable and frustrated. Maybe it could be much worse. I?m not super keen on my forties although Im glad my twenties are well on ...

    This book is delightful, regardless of your age. Druckerman's tales of social awkwardness, French culture, and arranging a threesome for her husband's 40th were hilarious. But there's a depth to her wisdom, too. The chapter about How to Be Mortal stood out to me because there is not se...

    I loved catching up with Druckerman. I wish I could capture the moment I realized ?midlife coming-of-age story? meant 40s. I?d planned to read it with that someday attitude I had while reading her first book sans bebe, but with 35 on the horizon in a few weeks I very much appreci...

    Light-hearted and sporadically profound. I know each decade has its own existential roller-coaster, and Druckerman writes about her journey through her 40s. She helpfully comments on the different kind of rat-race people in their 40s are engaged in, challenges to develop friendships an...

    The book started out okay, though incredibly shallow, that earned it one full star. Then it turned into something that seemed like the author had researched dozens of articles and dumped them all into a book and tried to tie them together by claiming they had something to do with age. ...

  • Merry Miller moon
    Apr 25, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

  • Joana Faria
    Apr 12, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

    Not at all what I expected. More interesting, more wisdom, more sanity. ...

    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...

    A bit flat really. Just finished it and already forgot most of it. ...

  • Carrie
    Jun 02, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

  • Aria
    May 08, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...

    Goodreads First Reads As a woman in my early forties it resonated. Interesting observations. ...

    Do you like to read about self involved and self obsessed average looking 40year old women ? This is you book. Ugh -why did I waste precious time of my own 40 year old life to read this drivel? Gah! Go for it if you have a long flight and an empty brain. Self centered author who-oh how...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This was a fair read. Not too heavy. Didn't take too long. I only found myself drifting off a couple of times. I set it down & came back to it in a couple of hours & all was well again. More than a few accur...

  • Chris devine
    May 22, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

  • Janice
    May 02, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

  • Flora
    May 26, 2018

    As I am 42 I am at the beginning of this decade that the author wanted to make sense of. To be honest I have no idea why I picked this up. I don?t feel as if I am going through a mid-life crisis, I don?t break out in a sweat when someone asks me my age and I don?t have this uncon...

    Druckerman?s French Children Don?t Throw Food (U.S. title: Bringing Up Bébé) was a surprise hit with me in 2012, the sort of wide-ranging, witty book anyone can enjoy, parent or no. Earlier this year I read her first book, Lust in Translation, and was disappointed that it lacked ...

    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 figu...

    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 ...

    This was exactly the book I needed right now. Though I don't share all of Druckerman's concerns about aging, she's very likable and insightful. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and part just chatting with a friend. It's a fun and quick read ...

    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 p...

    I enjoyed this book, as I did Bringing up Bebe. Pamela has an excellent sense of humor and it shines through in this book. Although I'm probably 15 years older than she, it was still quite interesting to read her thoughts and research. ...

    It?s possible that I?m the wrong demographic... I loved her book on French parenting, not only because it was insightful, fascinating, and smart, but because it was funny, and captivating. I loved her personal memoir bits mixed into the info but thus book is painfully boring. I?m...

    I tried to slog through this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It seemed like a lot of random thoughts that didn't go anywhere, except for the part about the threesome. That was interesting. I hate to give a bad review because I'm sure there's a piece of the author's heart in every...

    So, I'm definitely not the intended audience for this book, but it sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. This book seems to be geared towards rich older women, who have problems with shopping and packed schedules full of lunches with other rich women. I don't know this woman, but I ...

    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 girl...

    There are funny points in this book and times I could relate. Interesting book about what it's like when you hit your 40s. ...

    I picked up this book because I read an excerpt published in the New York Times and was totally hooked. I resonate with the idea of looking around and expecting what I call "certifiable adults" to enter a room, only to realize that my peers and I are the adults. Druckerman's book focus...

    This is new Bridget Jones' Diary, but for better or worse, this time it's not fiction but a real thing. Don't expect it to be about age or aging, it's about one thing only - the author. You will learn all about her - from childhood to ancestry to all her friends and marriage issues. B...

    I wish I had this book to read when I was 39. However, having passed that age a while ago I can say everything Pamela Druckerman says is true. A must read for anyone approaching a certain age. Good fun! ...

    I'm not sure I'd read this book again but it offered some hours of amusement. Druckerman shares relatable and diverting stories about her life, especially about growing into a middle-aged woman. At certain points, she is effortlessly humourous, when at others, she comes across as tryin...