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Publisher Description

A National Bestseller

“I read it twice, laughing, cringing, and even tearing up.” — Judy Blume, New York Times

“Powerful . . . All Grown Up is so intimately [and] sharply observed.” — Vogue
“Bravo to Attenberg, who, with hilarity and honesty, tells the story of an adult woman who wants what she wants, not what she’s supposed to want.” — Marie Claire
Who is Andrea Bern? When her dippy 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 a different idea of what it means to be an adult, though. 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 powers as a storyteller and a whip-smart examination of one woman’s life, lived entirely on her own terms.

Fiction & Literature
March 7
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

MargauxAW ,


I finished this book in one day. Seriously, I read the sample Tuesday night, purchased it Wednesday morning and finished it that evening. My ONLY complaint is that it ended at all. Highly recommend.

lisapizzachoochootran ,

Not ready to let go

Very clever book. I laughed, I cried, I cringed. I felt like I was NYC. I didn’t want it to end.

EnglishMajorProblems ,

Came back to write the review, already forgot the book

I think that summarizes it.
I stuck with the book, but it didn’t stick with me.

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