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Confronted by the realities of adulthood, Romesh Ranganathan must face an uncomfortable truth: this is not quite how he imagined it.

Watching his friends descend into middle age, his waistline thicken and his finances dwindle to fund his family’s middle class aspirations, Romesh reflects on the demands of daily life and the challenges of adulting in the modern world.

As he reluctantly concludes that he is indeed a grown man, Rom wrestles with the greater questions that threaten his being: could I save my family in a crisis? Do I possess the skills to assemble flatpack furniture? Am I too old for streetwear? Is it alright to parent my kids through the medium of Fortnite? Is celibacy the secret to a passionate marriage?

From one of the country's most beloved comedians and author of the Sunday Times best seller Straight Outta Crawley comes the hilarious and painfully accurate dissection of what it really means to grow up.

©2020 Romesh Ranganathan (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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The man is a genius

Romesh is brilliant. 12 words remaining so yeah, he is brilliant so listen to this audiobook and enjoy.

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Brilliant

Will be listening to this again and buying Romesh's other books. very talented comic. 5 stars!

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Fantastic-c will definitely listen to again

Absolutely loved it. I loved his first audiobook, loved this one. Not only was it entertaining but it was also insightful, honest and touched on subjects such as friendships, socialising and mental health in a way I think about them as well. I really hope he does a third and was delighted when he announced this one was coming out.

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  • Steve T
  • 19-10-2020

Romesh is a funny little prick

found myself laughing out loud while walking along the sea front, which caused some odd looks

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  • James Davie
  • 15-10-2020

As Average As It Gets

Romesh is usually a humorous joy to listen to but this book is generally meh compared to Straight Outta Crawley. The stories told in this one are good but the chapters are too brief that none of them have any proper substance. Unfortunately like many modern British comedians who write books and narrate audiobooks-Romesh has many similar mainstream interests that are unsurprising and repetitive-although that's more an inherent problem with British culture than anything else. I want to know more about his videogame and film preferences because he only mildly touches on these subjects among just about everything else in the book. Also there are knitpicky complaints to make like this belief that there is a "human nature", which is a common misconception because human behaviour is attained not ascribed, and also that laziness is a fallacy because incentive is the antidote to it-yes these knitpicks are unfair and probably dumb and stupid-but hey I want to hear an original voice with new things to say-and yet in this book Romesh's ramblings can be done by just about anybody and it's only because he's a widely known mainstream comedian that he'll get plenty of attention for it.

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  • julesj
  • 17-12-2020

Top bloke!

Great narration by Romesh. Touching, educational and amusing in equal measure. What a smasher he is, sharing a very personal insight into his world and his understanding of it. Thanks for sharing and making my day brighter and cheerier. Very funny 😁

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  • GoodTimesBadTimes
  • 03-12-2020

Great, Funny and Hyper-Real

Perfect at such a bad point in the world, Rom speaks the truth, which even for a comedian is refreshing

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  • Soulman
  • 01-12-2020

Cracking

This book is excellent & in a lot of places extremely funny, brilliant..... #staysafe

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  • Izzy
  • 27-11-2020

A complete ray of funny sunshine

I laughed too much!!! Out loud in public and looked like a weirdo - lUVED THIS BOOK!!!!

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  • WhaleBreath
  • 24-11-2020

Brilliant

I recognised the name and I knew he was a comedian and a tv personality but this book is not only ace but I’m going to now watch all of his work across Dave tv, YouTube and wherever else I can find it ✊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-2021

My utter disappoint is imesreable!

As I sit here in my comfy leather rocking chair writing this review, I feel utter disappointment and regret I ever step foot into the world of audio books. All audio books are a compete mockery and Un truth of its unworthy and desciving title and description. I feel a great shame upon Sir Ranganathan as he had the audacity, the ignorance to produce such dier content that people would spend their hard earnt money (which I have plenty may I inform you) on, only to be mislead and baited into purchasing pure drivel, Completely unaware that the content inside of the audio book of Sir Ranganathan, is totally irrelevant to its desciving title. I purchased this book thinking I would be learning how to make a Sri Lankan curry, a DELACACY, if you will. But no, instead, Sir Ranganathan here decided to lecture me about his ever dying relationship with both his wife and spouse. In conclusion, 😂😂😩😩😍🤣🤣😭😭😉😉😚😚😣😣😥😥🤑🥵🤧🤧🤮🤮🤢🤢💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯👌👌👌👌👌👌

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  • Jon
  • 07-01-2021

a great insight into looking at someone's life

looking at someone who you see as successful and has it all figured out then when hearing them talk about life and realise they are the same as you and have not yet figured it all out is refreshing,I will say I preferred the first book more but this book delivered what I didn't know I needed so I would recommend them both and romesh you are handling it perfectly keep up the good work look forward to another book of you have it in you 😀 ps I have also watched your facetious with your mum and they are a really heart warmingly funny look at different familys and again they are great 👍

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  • Mr Brent Morgan
  • 07-01-2021

Great fun. Honest and funny!

I absaloutly loved it. Lots of genuine laugh out loud moments. Well worth a listen!

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