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There's this weird gap in life that's fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila - also known as our 20s. It's a specific limbo of being suspended between being a teenager and a 'Proper Adult', and though it's wildly confusing, often lonely, sometimes embarrassing and frequently daunting, there's also a whole lot of magic to be found in the chaos. It's a time when we're finding our own voices, cementing our relationships and starting to fulfil our big ambitions (or simply just working out what they are).

Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, creators of the award-winning pop culture podcast Shameless, are two of the many 20-something women trying to make sense of it all. They definitely don't have all the answers, but they know that mapping out our place in the world is a little bit easier when we do it together.

Brimming with wit and unflinching honesty, here are their stories and personal puzzles about life as 20-somethings: from heartbreak and mental health challenges to overcoming career setbacks and letting go of fear. (Not forgetting the deeper meaning behind the state of their fridges and why it's so damn good to ghost out of a friend's party.)

Join Zara and Michelle as they navigate their journeys between the women they are now and who they want to be. You just might find tiny pieces of yourself in the space between the first second and the last.

©2020 Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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love love love!!!

if i wasn’t listening at work i probably would have cried about 4 times. not because it was sad but because the feelings expressed in many sections made me reflect on my own life and those i love. i admire the honesty of these girls and the eloquence with which they tell their stories.

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please please read this women !!

These two intelligent and headstrong women are as good writers as they are podcasters. They have made me nod copious amounts of time in agreement, laugh out loud and cry. All women going through or have just made it out the other side of the 20s need to read this book. Both writers are honest, vulnerable, hilarious and accurate in recounting and evaluating those pivotal and challenging times faced in a young adults life. Thank you for writing this and in bloody summation.. READ THIS BOOK!

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Amazing!

I totally loved it! I cried I laughed I smiled! So much to think so much emotions so much to learn! Told so many people about this book! Just really helpful and so honest! Really inspired me to rethink about so much in my life! Thank you!!!!

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Incredible

I couldn’t turn off this audio book, and finished it in one weekend! An incredibly relatable and open journey of Michelle and Zara - highs and lows. Recommend for women in their 20’s, perfectly touching on so many aspects of that confusing, exciting space ‘in-between’.

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Beautiful

Important listening. Would reccomend for anyone in their 20's or those wishing to understand them

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Best audiobook I've ever bought

I couldn't recommend this book highly enough! As someone nearing my later twenties, I was a bit hesitant to buy, but this is an incredible book. Really raw and at times confronting.

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A Game Changer for your 20s and self reflection

Zara and Michelle have truly hit the nail on the head with this one! Their work is fascinating and overall an insight into the basic ideas and funny events on what your 20s is like. I recommend this to those who are in their 20s and any age of life, to understand, reflect and feel all emotions in between. Happy listening

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Incredible from start to finish.

All of Michelle and Zara’s essays were so powerful, wonderful and amazing to listen to. It felt really personal and special to hear them speak the words and stories they had written. A book every 20-something should read!

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Well done!!

Such an amazing book. The writing was beautiful and encapsulated the worries, woes and celebrations of your 20s so well! As a 23 year old I related to so many parts. Lovely vulnerability as well, it was tough to read but necessary

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BEST BOOK FOR ALL WOMEN AND MEN IN YOUR 20s

A HUGE congratulations to Mich and Zara on such a raw and amazing book. I recommend this book to all men and women in their 20s. You will laugh and you will cry. Every chapter is so honest and so relatable. The book is simply perfect. Thank you Mich and Zara for being so honest and putting your personal lives out for everyone else to learn from, relate to and be inspired by. Already excited to listen to it a second time

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  • 04-09-2020

Best read of 2020

I absolutely loved this book. It’s a must read for every young woman. The stories are so relatable and written by two wonderful writers. I have both laughed and cried while listening and loved every bit of it!

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  • 01-09-2020

A honest, beautiful & raw exploration of women navigating their 20

Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews have perfectly crafted a collection of essays that encapsulate the highs and lows of navigating your 20s. They’re honestly is inspiring and comforting as they share their experiences and touch on important topics that many young women have almost certainly felt or thought or experiences too. This is not you cliche ‘advice to my younger self’ its deep, it’s meaningful and it’s so very important.

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