The Grownup

The Grownup


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Crown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 63 page
  • ISBN: 9780804188975
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"Originally published in the anthology Rogues [as 'What do you do?'] ... by Bantam Books ... in 2014"--Title page verso.

The Grownup

The Grownup


  • Release: 2015-11-03
  • Publisher: Crown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9780804188982
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Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone. A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. “The Grownup,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction.

The Grownup

The Grownup


  • Release: 2015-11-03
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9781474603058
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A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . . The Grownup, which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues short story anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

The Death of the Grown Up

The Death of the Grown Up


  • Release: 2008-09-16
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9781466840751
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Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.

Grown Ups

Grown Ups


  • Release: 2020-06-30
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 656 page
  • ISBN: 9780385695909
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A brand-new book from the #1 bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life. They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together--birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie--who has the most money--insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . . Still, everything manages to stay under control--that is, until Ed's wife, Cara, gets a concussion and can't keep her thoughts or opinions to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, and Cara starts spilling all their secrets. As everything unravels, each of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's--finally--the time to grow up.

Being the Grownup

Being the Grownup


  • Release: 2019-06-10
  • Publisher: Adelia Moore
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 322 page
  • ISBN: 0984856072
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Children need adults to survive. This, despite the profound changes the digital era has wrought on family life, remains the essence of parenthood. Being the Grownup helps parents translate their determination to care for their children into a clear voice and stance that communicates both love and limits for all the evolving matters of daily life.

How to Be a Financial Grownup

How to Be a Financial Grownup


  • Release: 2016-10-18
  • Publisher: Maven House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 232 page
  • ISBN: 9781938548673
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Bobbi Rebell, award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters, taps into her exclusive network of business leaders to share with you stories of the financial lessons they learned early in their lives that helped them become successful. She then uses these stories as jumping off points to offer specific, actionable advice on how you can become a financial grownup just like them. Financial role models such as Author Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, Shark Tank's Kevin O’Leary, Mad Money's Jim Cramer, Designer Cynthia Rowley, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff, PwC's CEO Bob Moritz, and twenty others share their stories with you. The book walks you through some of the biggest money decisions you'll make regarding real estate, investing, debt management, careers, friends and money, family finances, and even health and wellness. You're guided by proven examples and given the information you need to make choices that are right for you. How to Be a Financial Grownup will especially appeal to you if you're interested in new ideas to better manage your finances, especially if you're going through life changes where you have to pay more attention to your financial well-being.

Manage Your Money Like a F cking Grown Up

Manage Your Money Like a F cking Grown Up


  • Release: 2019-04-18
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781472143433
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You're going to earn plenty of money over your lifetime. Are you going to waste it on stupid crap that doesn't make you happy, or let it buy your freedom and your most audacious dreams? We never get an instruction manual about how money works. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and never deal with it. In Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up, Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight: how to take control of your money to take control of your life. In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, you will learn: - How to trick your dumb brain into saving more, without giving up fun - How to make a bona fide grown-up budget - Why you need to forget what you've learned about credit - How to negotiate a raise - Why buying a house (probably) won't make you rich - The one super-simple investment you need With helpful exercises, informative illustrations (also: kittens) and straightforward advice, this book doesn't shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you'd had at 25, but is never too late to read.

Confessions of the Other Mother

Confessions of the Other Mother


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 173 page
  • ISBN: 0807079634
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Opting to forgo or postpone her own pregnancy to support a partner in hers, each nonbiological lesbian mother helps redefine motherhood and create a new parenting role. In Confessions of the Other Mother, Harlyn Aizley has put together a riveting collection of personal stories-sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, but at all times celebratory-by eighteen women who are transforming our view of two-parent families. Book jacket.

All Grown Up

All Grown Up


  • Release: 2017-03-07
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780544824263
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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.