Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth audiobook

Grown Ups: A Novel

By Emma Jane Unsworth
Read by Chloe Massey

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982141936
8.42 Hours 1
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Fleabag meets Conversations with Friends in this brutally honest, observant, original novel about a woman going through a breakup…but really having more of a breakdown. Jenny McLaine’s life is falling apart. Her friendships are flagging. Her body has failed her. She’s just lost her column at The Foof because she isn’t the fierce voice new feminism needs. Her ex has gotten together with another woman. And worst of all: Jenny’s mother is about to move in. Having left home at eighteen to remake herself as a self-sufficient millennial, Jenny is now in her thirties and nothing is as she thought it would be. Least of all adulthood. Told in live-wire prose, texts, emails, script dialogue, and social media messages, Grown Ups is a neurotic dramedy of 21st-century manners for the digital age. It reckons with what it means to exist in a woman’s body: to sing and dance and work and mother and sparkle and equalize and not complain and be beautiful and love your imperfections and stay strong and show your vulnerability and bake and box… But, despite our impossible expectations of women, Emma Jane Unsworth never lets Jenny off the hook. Jenny’s life is falling apart at her own hands and whether or not she has help from her mother or her friends, Jenny is the only one who will be able to pick up the pieces and learn how to, more or less, grow up. Or will she?

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Summary

Summary

A Newsweek Pick of This Season's Must-Read Fiction

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Summer

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Fleabag meets Conversations with Friends in this brutally honest, observant, original novel about a woman going through a breakup…but really having more of a breakdown.

Jenny McLaine’s life is falling apart. Her friendships are flagging. Her body has failed her. She’s just lost her column at The Foof because she isn’t the fierce voice new feminism needs. Her ex has gotten together with another woman. And worst of all: Jenny’s mother is about to move in. Having left home at eighteen to remake herself as a self-sufficient millennial, Jenny is now in her thirties and nothing is as she thought it would be. Least of all adulthood.

Told in live-wire prose, texts, emails, script dialogue, and social media messages, Grown Ups is a neurotic dramedy of 21st-century manners for the digital age. It reckons with what it means to exist in a woman’s body: to sing and dance and work and mother and sparkle and equalize and not complain and be beautiful and love your imperfections and stay strong and show your vulnerability and bake and box…

But, despite our impossible expectations of women, Emma Jane Unsworth never lets Jenny off the hook. Jenny’s life is falling apart at her own hands and whether or not she has help from her mother or her friends, Jenny is the only one who will be able to pick up the pieces and learn how to, more or less, grow up. Or will she?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sharp, funny tale of trying to be yourself in the age of Instagram.” The Times (London)
“Chatty satire on our worst online behaviors.” Marie Claire
“Too funny, too clever, satisfyingly satirical, and with just the right amount of Zodiac chat, Grown Ups is incredible.” Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie
“Funny, arch, and tender…A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what it means to be a daughter, a friend, or a mother, when sometimes you don’t even know how to be yourself.” Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

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Author

Author Bio: Emma Jane Unsworth

Author Bio: Emma Jane Unsworth

Emma Jane Unsworth’s first novel, Hungry, the Stars, and Everything, won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize in 2012. Her short story “I Arrive First” was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012, and her novel Animals has been optioned for film.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 8.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English