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All Grown Up
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
From theNew York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Middlesteinscomes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. Who is Andrea Bern? When her therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it s what she leaves unsaid she s alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh that feels the most true. Everyone around her seems to have an entirely different idea of what it means to be an adult: her best friend, Indigo, is getting married; her brother who miraculously seems unscathed by their shared tumultuous childhood and sister-in-law are having a hoped-for baby; and her friend Matthew continues to wholly devote himself to making dark paintings at the cost of being flat broke.But when Andrea s niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters. Will this drive them together or tear them apart? Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes, All Grown Up is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg s power as a storyteller, a whip-smart examination of one woman s life, lived entirely on her own terms."
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charl08
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg

Other people you know seem to change quite easily. They have no problem at all with succeeding at their careers and buying apartments and moving to other cities and falling in love and getting married and hyphenating their names and adopting rescue cats and, finally, having children, and then documenting all of this meticulously on the internet. Really, it appears to be effortless on their part.

humouress Completely effortless 😰 10mo
charl08 @humouress my house/ clothes/ hair / skin *always* looks like this... 🤷‍♀️😁 10mo
humouress @charl08 Oh, yup. Always perfect (just - as my younger son says - don't look) 10mo
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Megabooks
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It was a two-box kinda month for me too @Reviewsbylola ! (How are you?) I decided to add in All Grown Up because it doesn‘t look like I‘ll get my original copy out of storage anytime soon. I think I‘m going to start The Push this afternoon to go with Black Buck. Definitely some good #botm options this month!

LiteraryinLawrence A very colorful box for you! 2y
Megabooks @LiteraryinLititz thanks!! Looking at books is almost ahoy-inducing as reading! 2y
Megabooks @LiteraryinLititz I just noticed ahoy-inducing lol. I meant joy-inducing. 😂😂😂 2y
Reviewsbylola Their January selections always knock the socks off me. I‘m so happy rn!! 2y
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Megabooks
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ICYMI: I read this book every year (4 times now) and each year I see something new reflected back. These are the quotes that resonated with me this winter.

In the past, my highlights were ones where she looked back at mistakes she‘d made or bemoaned why people are so obsessed with her being single. This winter, I relate to the times where the MC asks, what‘s next for me? How do I get unstuck? There are no answers, but the questions are enough.

Suet624 I love that you do this. 2y
Megabooks @Suet624 😊💜💜 2y
Crazeedi What a lovely tradition! 2y
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Deblovestoread I love that top quote! 2y
Megabooks @Crazeedi thanks!! I‘ve missed you. I hope you are okay and that hubby is continuing to get relief with his new system. I know it‘s one of those implanted devices but I‘m sorry that I can‘t remember which. 💙💙 2y
Megabooks @Kdgordon88 it‘s a good one! I hadn‘t highlighted it any other year (I mark them), and it really spoke to me this time. 2y
BarbaraBB These are poignant questions at the moment I think. I can understand why you relate to them. 2y
REPollock I loved this book so much. 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks. I am trying to decide what‘s next, and I think we are all looking at what a post-Covid world will be, so it struck a chord for sure. 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks the sad part is that we're still waiting! He had the temporary deep spine stimulator for a week. And we're now waiting for him to be scheduled for OR to get implanted. And they canceled 2 weeks already because the nurse was out sick. Looks like some time in January, so hes still in pain constantly. It helped him so much though 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks I've been here off and on Meg, I need to get my "groove" back! My reading has even been suffering. But I do listen to podcasts, I've found some great ones the cover history, true crime, unusual events etc. So I'm still getting a "fix". I also have watched a couple shows on my phone! The Spanish Princess and Ekaterina II (Catherine), it's in Russian with subtitles. Spanish princess is loosely based on Phillipa Gregory's book 2y
Megabooks @Crazeedi I think we have to be where we are with reading. It‘s been great for me this year, but we all have our own reaction to stressful times. I‘m glad you‘ve found types of entertainment that help you cope! As for your husband, I will pray that he gets his deep spine stimulator soon and that its installation goes smoothly!! Dad is getting a loop monitor placed because a short-term EKG monitor showed 1% a fib. We walk on. 💖💖💕💕 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks I'll be praying for your father too. I'm grateful for advances in medical technology 2y
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Megabooks
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This is one of my favorite books to reread in the winter. I read it when it first came out in February 2017 and have read it at least once a year since and each time I get something a little different from it. A bit like holding up a mirror once a year. After the rollercoaster of 2020, I‘m very curious to see what I think/feel.

vivastory Hmm, I need to read this one. Esp since I love Attenberg & was a bit disappointed by her latest 2y
BarbaraBB Maybe I should reread it. I was a bit disappointed by both Attenberg‘s that I read. I even forgot what the other one was... 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Megabooks @vivastory I was a bit disappointed by her latest, too. I have read The Middlesteins twice and enjoyed it both times, and of course, I love this collection. 2y
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB some authors just don‘t work for some readers. 🤷🏻‍♀️ she‘s signed a deal to write a memoir, and I am excited about that. 2y
BarbaraBB I think it‘s fascinating that not all authors work for everyone and that we can‘t tell why exactly. 😀 2y
vivastory @Megabooks I loved The Middlesteins & Saint Mazie. Glad to hear I'm not the only Attenberg fan let down by her latest. 2y
Reggie I turned 40 and went through this midlife crises of ‘I‘ve done nothing with my life!‘ I read this book during that period and it really helped pull me out of it. 2y
Megabooks @Reggie reading this has encompassed ages 37-40 so far, and I totally agree. That‘s why I like reading it in December or January when I‘m looking back or forward. 2y
sarahlandis Love this book! 2y
Megabooks @sarahlandis me too! I‘m almost finished. 2y
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Jen2
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Quick read, enjoyed it.

AmyG I love this illustration. ❤️ 2y
CogsOfEncouragement Adorable artwork. 2y
Reviewsbylola I got to hear Jami speak when this one came out and I thought she (and the book) are great! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 Good quote! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I‘ve waited years to use this quote!!! Sweater never came up as a prompt! Did not like the book though!! 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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sarahlandis
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decent book. could've been longer/the themes could have been developed better, but i enjoyed reading

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sprainedbrain
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My second completed BOTM backlist book for January... I‘ve *already* read my March 2017 selection! 😂

Yes, this book is about a woman who is single and childless by choice as she turns 40. No, I can‘t really relate to those particular traits, but the book deals with a lot more: drug use, alcoholism, sexual abuse, rape, family relationships, childhood illness, sociopolitical issues, money, and death to name a few.

More in comments... ⬇️⬇️

sprainedbrain It‘s a lot in a small package. I didn‘t really like the selfish main character, but the writing is very good and the book is very readable. With all of that going on, it‘s still funny and touching in parts.

A quick read, this was my #FinishInADay book for #Booked2020.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
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Cinfhen I really loved this book but I just saw a post by @BookNAround who I think panned it ☹️😂 I guess we all can‘t like the same books 🤷🏼‍♀️glad it was a pick for you 3y
sprainedbrain @Cinfhen It does seem to have very mixed reviews... To each their own! 3y
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BookNAround
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#unpopularopinion I found the main character here immature, annoying, and selfish. She was the source of her own unhappiness and malaise in most cases and I was tired of the book long before I reached the end. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-all-grown-up-by-jamie-attenberg....

j9brown I felt exactly the same. At least it was short 😬 3y
Prairiegirl_reading I won‘t even try this one because I am sure you are right just from hearing a little bit about this one! 3y
Litsi Question for you: do you think selfish characters are worthy of examination in fiction? 3y
BookNAround @Litsi I do but I think they have to be pretty exquisitely written, perhaps in ways that less selfish characters don‘t have to be. Not fair maybe but there you have it. (edited) 3y
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Jack is as unimpressed with this book as I am. I am going to see Jami Attenberg with @Reviewsbylola next week so I‘m trying to read one of her books first. This one is so depressing that I have to bail. I‘m moving on to Saint Mazie. 🤞🏼 My daughter told me I wouldn‘t like this book and she knows me well!

Areader2 Your chihuahua 🤗 3y
BookNAround I didn‘t like this one much either. Saint Maizie was definitely better. And Jack is darling. 3y
Reviewsbylola Yeah I had a feeling you wouldn‘t like this one. 😬 3y
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BarbaraBB I felt the same about this one. Hopefully the meet up next week will be interesting! 3y
Bookish_B I haven‘t read this one but I loved Saint Mazie 😊 3y
Mdargusch I just finished Saint Mazie and it is so much better IMO! @BookNAround @BarbaraBB @Bookish_B 3y
Mdargusch Thanks @Areader2 😍 3y
Mdargusch You were so right @Reviewsbylola 🙃 3y
Reviewsbylola Glad you enjoyed SM! If you‘d hated that one too I would have been nervous about Tuesday. 😅 3y
emilyhaldi Aw man, I loved this one!! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I always reel for a few days after I witness someone‘s personal truth. I walk around feeling like I‘m wearing their essence like a tight #sweater.”

I didn‘t care for this book, but I remembered writing this quote in my notebook 📒

#Fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍁🍂 3y
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Reggie
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I feel like this was as if Miranda from SATC never met Steve and chose to remain single and childless. And that was great with her. We follow Andrea, 40, in NYC as she navigates all the judgement being thrown at her for choosing to be single and childless. This was a hard look at life in general and how we all get to a place we never thought we‘d be at. The good and the bad. I really enjoyed this book.

youneverarrived Good to see you back 😁 3y
Reggie @youneverarrived Thank you!! 3y
Crazeedi Havent seen you around in a while!! 3y
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BooknerdsLife 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
Reggie @Crazeedi I was burnt out on a lot of things and took a 2 week vacation from work and just rested. But now I‘m back!! 3y
Crazeedi @Reggie that's a good thing! We have to recharge batteries once in a while. Glad you got to just chill and breathe!💗 3y
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Lauren_reading
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I alternately loved and was so annoyed by Andrea in this novel. I enjoyed how it was told in vignettes.

Megabooks Totally agree! 3y
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Verity
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Mehso-so

I can see that this is clever and well written but I actually hated the main character and her actions. So not for me. Glad I borrowed it from the library rather that buying it!

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MallenNC
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Novelist Jami Attenberg lives in #NewOrleans now, so I thought of her for today‘s #LetsTravelJuly prompt. Here are a few of her books and a pic of her with her dog, Sid, the best dog in American literature!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 3y
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😊❤️ 3y
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Megabooks
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I follow Jami on Twitter, and she tweeted that All Grown Up was on sale on Amazon for $2.99. (Buy it! It‘s worth it!)

Anyway, I have a paper BOTM copy, but it‘s in storage. I looked for an e-copy at the library, and this is what came up in the search! 🤔🤔

I actually could‘ve used the other book a few jobs ago! 😂😂😂

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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • I really enjoyed this book! As a single woman in my 30s, I definitely related to some of it, especially the parts about friendships. A quick and satisfying read.

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JennyM
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#MusicalNewYear #WhenIGrowUp

I really enjoyed this snarky comedy about a 30-something, single, child free woman adulting her way.

Cinfhen Loved this book...I gave it 5 stars!!! I must have been feeling very generous 🤩🤩🤩 4y
vivastory I've been meaning to read this. I love Saint Mazie & Middlesteins 4y
JennyM @vivastory hope you enjoy when you get to it. 4y
Cinfhen Exactly!!!!! Sometimes I surprise myself!!! 4y
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Megabooks
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I like this book more every time I read it. It‘s about how being grown up can be f***** up. Are you a grown up? What makes you one? Is the line age, maturity, accomplishments?

I guess I can relate to the MC because I am near forty, unmarried, and child-free by choice.

The book is non-linear, so if that‘s not your bag, then skip it. 4⭐️

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁🎉🎅🏼 #merrychristmas

#MonthofRereads #BOTMchallenge flashback

Megabooks PS I would totally still jump on the bed if I could! 4y
Naj You're living my dream life! Hope I'm the same when I get to forty. Merry Christmas 💚💕🎄 4y
Kaye Nothing wrong with choosing to never have kids. I have 3 cousins who all chose not to have kids. They‘re all very happy and they live very content lives. They all knew they never wanted them , and don‘t seem to have regrets. 4y
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Megabooks @Naj Thanks! I hope you‘re happy wherever life has taken you by forty! Merry Christmas 🎄🍾💜 4y
Megabooks @kaye Nope! None of my first cousins have kids in a strange twist of coincidence. We‘re all almost out of child-bearing years, so it‘s kind of sad, but we all made the right choice for us and it happened to the same one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
Kaye As long as you did what made you happy. That‘s most important. I‘m sure you have other relatives that kept the gene pool going. I‘ve got so many cousins, I can‘t count that high, so if a few chose to pass on having a family, it didn‘t hurt the numbers any. 😉 4y
JenReadsAlot You are talking about me 😆 I'm very happy with those choices as well! 4y
Amiable I have a number of young friends who choose to be child-free. They sometimes feel pressured by well-meaning folks to rethink their decision. I always tell them, raising kids is hard enough when you want them--definitely don't do it if you don't! Everyone should be able to make the decision that's right for them. 4y
REPollock I loved this book! I‘m also an empathized with the protagonist. I rarely find someone at the center of a novel who has made my same life choices. 4y
Megabooks @kaye We have many second cousins and their kids, so the gene pool is probably ok! 4y
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot Yay! It‘s so wonderful when you find someone you have something in common with! 😁👍🏻 4y
Megabooks @Amiable Yes! And I enjoy friends‘ children near and far. I know my parents would‘ve liked grandchildren, but I‘m fortunate they never pressured me. 4y
Megabooks @REPollock Yes, so many books focus on couples or marriages, and I can only take so much of that! It‘s great when we can see ourselves in books. 4y
JenReadsAlot Agreed!! 4y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 4y
Reviewsbylola I expected to love this one and didn‘t. I think it was the way it jumped around—I found it hard to connect. I hope you had an amazing Christmas! 🥰 4y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I like nonlinear books, but I‘ve that‘s why I put the disclaimer on. I get it, though. I hope your Christmas was super fun and not too exhausting! 🎄🎅🏼🎁 4y
Megabooks @Dragon Merry Christmas to you! 🎄🎅🏼 4y
emilyhaldi Loved this one ❣️❣️❣️ 4y
Megabooks @emilyhaldi 😁💜😁 I hope you had a great Christmas in your new house! 🎄🎁🎅🏼 4y
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 4y
Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 4y
Megabooks @Redwritinghood Merry Christmas to you as well! 🎅🏼🎁 (edited) 4y
Megabooks @Daisey Merry Christmas to you too! 🎁🎄 4y
REPollock I especially liked how nonplussed and unimpressed she was by her friend‘s baby. 😂 4y
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mauveandrosysky
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I‘m pleased to report that this book was nothing like I expected it to be. (Yes, I judged it by its cover.) It‘s so much darker and sadder and heavier than it appears, dealing with topics like rape culture, drug addiction, sexual abuse and terminally ill children. Attenberg‘s writing is sharp, witty, honest and darkly funny. I loved being inside the main character‘s head as she navigates friendship, family, work, life and death.

Notafraidofwords I‘m glad to be right lol 4y
mauveandrosysky @Notafraidofwords the marketing for this book is really unfortunate 4y
Notafraidofwords @mauveandrosysky the marketing probably perceives it as more appealing with all the colors and what not. 4y
BooksForEmpathy I loved it a lot. And, the author is very humble and cool and funny and I could have listened to her go on and on about really anything when I saw her book talk! 4y
mauveandrosysky @BooksForEmpathy that doesn‘t surprise me! I just started following her on Twitter and she‘s great over there. 4y
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cathysaid
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One woman‘s observations on life, family, and relationships. Living in NYC, the narrator, while trying to assure us she is fine being single and forty, contradicts herself at every turn. At times I found her acerbic wit entertaining but at others, I found it downright depressing. Amusing quick read, but I don‘t feel like I ever engaged with the characters. However, it made the Tournament of Books Long List, so perhaps I‘m missing something. 🤷‍♀️

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Bookzombie 💕🐶 4y
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣 4y
KarenUK 😍🐶💕 4y
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cathysaid
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I‘m waffling back and forth between enjoying this book and finding it incredibly depressing. Anyone else react to this book in such a way?

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janeycanuck
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I have no idea why but for some reason I thought this was a light-hearted comedy? But yeah, I was mistaken on that. I was pleasantly surprised - I liked how the timeline flipped around with little references to vignettes that came up later in the book.

Bklover The cover makes me think comedy too! 4y
janeycanuck @Bklover oh, good - I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 4y
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parttimedomestic
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1. Tagged!
2. Total silence for print, for whatever reason I‘m able to tune out background noise better when I‘m reading an ebook. 🤷🏼‍♀️
3. I had to look it up, tiger. 🐅
4. Nope.
#sundaysurvey

alisonrose Thanks for playing! 4y
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n.reads
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I almost lost interest halfway..

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Totally agree!! 4y
n.reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Right?! Like.. it's okay if it's not relatable but the whole negativity vibe thing is not working for me 😅 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @n.reads I finished it, but I have no idea why 😩🤦🏼‍♀️ 4y
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n.reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That makes the 2 of us! 😂 4y
bibliobliss I didn‘t like this book either 👎🏼 4y
n.reads @Readage I was struggling! Truly a negative vibe book. 😣 4y
bibliobliss @n.reads Completely 😣 4y
n.reads @Readage Cheers to better books! 4y
bibliobliss @n.reads Yes!! 4y
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tholmz
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I was surprised at how much I loved this. Disturbed and a little annoyed at how often I related to Andrea. (Big, big differences but a lot of little things are the same.) A quick read, an emotional read, and a really apt look at families.

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raeintheworld
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This book. I would like to give this book to every man who ever claimed to want to understand women and what we go through. There‘s a fundamental truth in these pages.

Cinfhen I loved this book!! 4y
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raeintheworld
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Escaping to the patio to read this beauty.

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AshleyS
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I‘m just getting back in to the readathon right now. I slept until 7:30, then went for a group hike and ran errands but I did listen to a book while in my car. I‘m starting up again at just over four hours read. #readathon #reversereadathon #deweysjuly

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AshleyS
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Finished Force of Nature and going to start book two of the readathon. Chosen because it‘s short and because I love Jami Attenberg. #reversereadathon #readathon #julydeweys

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I have no idea how to put into words why I loved this book so much. Andrea is, for the most part, an unlikeable character. But she's been dealt a tough hand in life and something about these moments shook me.

Redwritinghood I had a similar reaction. I really liked it, but hard to put into words why. 4y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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On Sunday there's lasagna. ❤️

SilversReviews Looks delish. 4y
BooksForEmpathy Yummmm 😋!! 4y
Ashley85 One of my favorites! 4y
sprainedbrain Yummmmmm 4y
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Skeebies05
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Jami has organized a writing challenge over on twitter: To write 1000 words per day for two weeks. It is mostly for accountability reasons - there aren‘t any prizes. It starts tomorrow. I have my new supplies and my Pinterest inspiration all ready to go!! #1000wordsofsummer

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trazo
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Day 2: All Grown Up #4newfavesin4days I want to tag @RebelReader if you haven‘t already been tagged

Cinfhen I really liked this book! It packed a lot in so few pages 5y
trazo @Cinfhen I agree. While reading I self reflected a lot. It really stuck with me. 5y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like laugh-out-loud dialogue, a fast & twisty plot + strong female narrative, may I recommend my debut novel to you? Links to reviews and more are in my bio. With thanks, Kate. 5y
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UrsulaMonarch
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I dunno, this book has great characters and interesting developments and it's well written and I have no idea why it didn't really land for me.

BarbaraBB It felt the same for me and I forgot about it completely after finishing it! 5y
UrsulaMonarch @BarbaraBB interesting! Not really sure why it was like that!! 5y
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Callemarie
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I really loved this book. I could relate a lot to Andrea about 90% of the time even though 10% of it I thought she was an awful human being. I loved the depiction of a girl who doesn‘t want children, has no idea what she wants jn a partner, and the only passion she has for something, she essentially has a love hate relationship for.

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LubicaP
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While this isn't as funny as the marketing would want you to believe, it's very sharply observed. I read it one sitting and found some sections quite moving.

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Christine
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I found this perfectly okay. I did not find the MC the easiest to love, but I liked her voice, and I was fine with the all-over-the-place vignettes style. Having just recently read Jami Attenberg for the first time via Saint Mazie, I can say that (between that book and this one) I certainly enjoy how she writes, so I‘m glad for that discovery. :)

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Beck9lol
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I‘m really enjoying these two so far. Two main characters trying to figure out life and find their own ways. I can always relate. Of course they are cracking me up with their mishaps and insights. Very much worth the lack of sleep.

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mrozzz
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WAAAHH. That was a fun group! To celebrate the paperback launch of Jami Attenberg‘s All Grown Up, Books Are Magic also brought in Rumaan Alam (Rich & Pretty; That Kind of Mother, forthcoming), Mary HK Choi (Oh, Never Mind; Emergency Contact, forthcoming), and Maeve Higgins (We Have a Good Time Don‘t We?; Maeve in America, forthcoming) to each contribute their 2 cents on how it feels to be an adult or if they‘re still growing up. 😂

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Librarybelle
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Have not read this yet, but I think the MC would qualify as a #bachelorette . #FierceFeb

batsy I really want to read this too! 5y
Librarybelle @batsy Hopefully we can soon! ❤️ 5y
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Zelma
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
Bailedbailed

Nope. Not for me. I hate books told in vignettes, and I really hated the narrator‘s voice. couldn‘t get on board with spending two hundred pages in her head, knowing I would quickly forget about the book when I set it down. I could tell this one would have n staying power with me and life is too short to waste reading time.

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lyssamez
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
Pickpick

It took me a little bit to get into the stream-of-consciousness style of the book, but I ended up really loving it.

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GloVerdino
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Mehso-so

Not the typical type of book I go for. But fun stories about a woman living her life and sometimes making a mess out of it. We can all relate to that, right

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GloVerdino
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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My book, my wine, and my pup. I'm ready for Saturday night!

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GloVerdino
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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The dog took my spot on the couch and now I have to go back to work but all I want to do is snuggle up and read!

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Cinfhen
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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#FierceFeb one of my favorite reads last year 😍Andrea is a #moderngirl she‘s single, sometimes employed and barely holding her shit together. Andrea refers to her life as “a stew, a juicy, sloppy mess of ingredients and feelings and emotions, too much salt and spice, too much anxiety, always a little dribbling down the front of my shirt. But have you tasted it? Have you tasted it. It‘s delicious.” A total pick for honesty & fabulous writing💕

batsy That is a great quote! Why have I not read it? Immediate stack 💜 5y
vivastory I loved it 5y
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Cinfhen It's on my TBR @vivastory I read and liked 5y
Cathythoughts Another new author to investigate 😉💓💓 5y
TrishB Is it odd to say the cover has always put me off..... 5y
KarenUK Great pick! Loved this one too... 💕👍 5y
emilyhaldi Yes, loved this! 5y
Zelma That quote makes me want to move it up my TBR list! 5y
Cinfhen It's worth bumping up @Zelma especially if you have a soft spot for NYC 🗽🚧🚖 5y
Cinfhen It's really good @Cathythoughts 5y
kspenmoll Such a delightful read! 5y
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