How to Be a Grown-Up

An amusing and perceptive story from the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries.

By Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Read by Tara Sands Contemporary / Fiction / Women's Fiction English, Unabridged 7h 39m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							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 twenty-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.

"McLaughlin and Kraus have done something much more interesting by making Rory funny, self-aware and supremely competent: a fully realized human being. The joy of this book is not wondering whether she will succeed, but watching her do it. Rory is a modern damsel in distress who doesn't wait for a prince to rescue her, but pulls on her boots and strides out to slay the dragon herself." - The New York Times Book Review

"Such a cupcake of a book, it feels like you're doing something more self-indulgent than reading." - Kirkus Review

"A super-fun romp of a generational collision and a marital breakdown, starring a flustered but steel-strong leading lady." - Library Journal

“Tara Sands provides a powerhouse performance of another fast-paced and relatable novel from the authors of THE NANNY DIARIES.” - Audiofile

Narrator Sands ably conveys how harried Rory is without making her whiny or unlikable. Supporting characters are well delineated, and her characterizations of the millennial Junebug founders are #toofunny. - Booklist