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How to Be a Grown-Up Audiobook

How to Be a Grown-Up

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Publisher's Summary

Rory McGovern is entering the prime of her life when her husband loses his dream job and announces he feels like "taking a break". Rory was already spread thin and now, without warning, she is single-parenting two kids, juggling their science projects, flu season, and pajama days, while coming to terms with her disintegrating marriage. Without Blake, her only hope is to accept a full-time position working for two full-time 20-somethings.

A day out of b-school, these girls think they know it all and have been given the millions from venture capitalists to back up their delusion - that the future of digital media is a high-end "lifestyle" site - for kids! Rory must adapt to this hyper-digitized, over-glamorized, narcissistic world of millennials...whatever it takes.

©2015 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Beth 04-01-16
    Beth 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    The story is so light and easy. I didn't want to get out of the car and kept turning it on while in the house (which I never do). I love that it is simple and realistic. A story that you can relate to and doesn't seem so fairytale. The parenting rants made me laugh out loud and feel connected to Rory as if she was a girlfriend. Worst part is that it ended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D. Simmons Texas 04-04-16
    D. Simmons Texas 04-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    "I loved it!"

    I really thought Rory was going to lose her shit! I'm sure I would have!

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    Barbara Richland, WA 06-14-16
    Barbara Richland, WA 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So fun"

    Just a great story about the reality of parenting alone during your break- up, and the pluses afterward

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 02-10-16
    Jill 02-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    I did not like the reader's voice for this story. It was whiny and annoying and took away from the story.

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    Amanda Malmborg 11-04-16 Member Since 2016

    I've an avid reader but a very active mom so no time for reading unless is read to me - love Audible!

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    What did you like best about How to Be a Grown-Up? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the realistic portrayal of a working single mom in today's society trying to provide it all for their children; however the character development was lacking and it was difficult to really engage with the characters.


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    andrea Irving, TX 09-04-16
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    I'm not sure what exactly what it is but it's missing diverging to pull it together. I think the main character needs to be developed more.

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    "Loved it!!!"

    Love the main Character Rory. The struggle to juggle being a parent, having a career, and being a spouse is hard. The author made these characters seem real!!

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