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All Grown Up

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Vital reading for women and men alike." - Stefan Merrill Block

"Jami Attenberg's All Grown Up is one part Denis Johnson, one part Grace Paley, but all her. Every sentence pulls taut and glows--electric, gossipy, searing fun that is also a map to how to be more human." - Alexander Chee

"I read the first page of All Grown Up and knew the novelist was going to outdo herself. I am happy to report that she most certainly did." - Helen Ellis

"Jami Attenberg has written her frankest, funniest, and most riveting and heartbreaking book yet." - Emily Gould

"This is a good proud urban book, a sad and specific blast for the fearless to read. Thank you Jami." - Eileen Myles

"Hilarious, courageous, and mesmerizing from page one, All Grown Up is a little gem that packs a devastating wallop. It's that rare book I'm dying to give all my friends so we can discuss it deep into the night. I'm in awe of Jami Attenberg." - Maria Semple

"This novel is beautiful and brutal, intelligent and funny, frank and sexy." - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-78125-704-3 / 978-1-78125-704-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 0-544-82424-5 / 978-0-544-82424-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-328-91532-8 / 978-1-328-91532-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-78125-705-1 / 978-1-78125-705-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-66463-101-1 / 978-1-66463-101-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All Grown Up
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA