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The Actual One - How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever

Isy Suttie

A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for listeners of Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman, Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened, and Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting. Isy Suttie wakes up one day in her late twenties to discover that the deal she'd struck with her friends, to put off growing up for as long as possible, had been entirely in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers' markets, and going off the Pill, rather than running naked into the sea or getting hammered in a country pub with eighty-year-old men. After a particularly crushing breakup precipitated by Isy's gifting of a human-size papier-mâché penguin to her boyfriend, her dearest friend advises Isy not to worry: the next guy she meets will be The Actual One. Heartened by this promise, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood, whether that means standing on the side of a highway in nothing but an old fur coat and sneakers, dating a man who speaks only in rhyme, or conquering her fears of Alpine skiing by wildly overestimating her athletic ability. Insightful and laugh-out-loud funny, The Actual One is an ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties, alongside a quest for a genuinely good relationship . . . or at the very least, a good story to tell.

A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for listeners of Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman, Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened, and Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting. Isy Suttie wakes up one day in her late twenties to discover that the deal she'd struck with her friends, to put off growing up for as long as possible, had been entirely in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers' markets, and going off the Pill, rather than running naked into the sea or getting hammered in a country pub with eighty-year-old men. After a particularly crushing breakup precipitated by Isy's gifting of a human-size papier-mâché penguin to her boyfriend, her dearest friend advises Isy not to worry: the next guy she meets will be The Actual One. Heartened by this promise, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood, whether that means standing on the side of a highway in nothing but an old fur coat and sneakers, dating a man who speaks only in rhyme, or conquering her fears of Alpine skiing by wildly overestimating her athletic ability. Insightful and laugh-out-loud funny, The Actual One is an ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties, alongside a quest for a genuinely good relationship . . . or at the very least, a good story to tell.
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A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for listeners of Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman, Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened, and Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting. Isy Suttie wakes up one day in her late twenties to discover that the deal she'd struck with her friends, to put off growing up for as long as possible, had been entirely in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers' markets, and going off the Pill, rather than running naked into the sea or getting hammered in a country pub with eighty-year-old men. After a particularly crushing breakup precipitated by Isy's gifting of a human-size papier-mâché penguin to her boyfriend, her dearest friend advises Isy not to worry: the next guy she meets will be The Actual One. Heartened by this promise, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood, whether that means standing on the side of a highway in nothing but an old fur coat and sneakers, dating a man who speaks only in rhyme, or conquering her fears of Alpine skiing by wildly overestimating her athletic ability. Insightful and laugh-out-loud funny, The Actual One is an ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties, alongside a quest for a genuinely good relationship . . . or at the very least, a good story to tell.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:33