First I fall in love with the voice, dry and direct but not rude. I understand that the protagonist is not a heroine, but she is not not a heroine either.
Why I love it
'œI’m the captain of the sinking ship that is my flesh.'
Andrea Bern is at her therapist’s office contemplating the answer to the question who are you? I’m only on page eleven of All Grown Up, but I can already tell that this is the perfect book to read on the first day of my 'œgrown-woman takes first-ever alone vacation to an exotic location in order to shed past and re-emerge more powerful than...
"I loved this! It was disjointed, all over the place, and that made it surprisingly wonderful and relatable. It's very real, and written in a way that feels like a friend telling you a story."
"This book was refreshingly honest about a woman who's not following a "traditional" path, if there is such a thing anymore. So nice to imagine maybe there isn't. "
"admit the cover looked like chick lit but this was most certainly not! Very thoughtful and real insights about this time in a woman's life. More Attenberg please!"
Anchorage , AK
"This book is great to challenge what you see feminism as. Because on paper, Andrea is doing it right; living free on her terms. BUT GIRL. It really made me take an inward look at how I judge people. "
"Short but poignant, a beautiful look at the world through the eyes of an "unconventionally" lived life. "
"Funny and honest. Made me laugh out loud a few times. Writing style is different, took a little getting used to."
Los Angeles, CA
"Funny, laughed out loud at times. An easy read, and I quickly cared about where the storyline was going. I would be interested in a sequel!"
"Jami can do no wrong in my book and this one does not disappoint. I really enjoyed this book and could have read another 200 pages about this character. Thanks Jami!"
Los Angeles, CA
"loved this book, sweet and sad"
"I want to read more about this character, in this unique style! I want more from Jami Attenberg about what happens next."
Rock Port, MO
"Brutally honest and well written, All Grown Up is about a woman who is anything but. This is what happens when you find out that "grown up" is different and can't be measured by others; just yourself."