Publication Date: 09/06/2022 ISBN: 9781913348007 Category:

When I Grow Up

Moya Sarner

Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication Date: 09/06/2022 ISBN: 9781913348007 Category:
Hardback

£16.99

Quantity:

Description

When do we become adults? What does it mean to grow up? And what are the experiences that propel us forward – or keep us stuck?

These are the questions that journalist Moya Sarner sets out to answer as she begins training as a psychotherapist. But as she delves further into her own mind and others’, she soon realises that growing up is far from the linear process we imagine it to be. So begins a journey of discovery into what growing up really involves, and how we do it again and again throughout our lives.

From early adulthood through to old age, When I Grow Up examines each life stage, interrogating the traditional markers of adulthood and finding new ones. Through conversations with grown-ups from all walks of life, and through her own experiences and training, Sarner probes deep into our psyches to discover how we grow and develop, and what we need to thrive throughout our lives.

Publisher Review

'Moya Sarner has written a book about growing up which also happens to be a book about being alive: about managing pain and loss, about uncertainty and change, about humility and courage, about finding meaning and acceptance. She is asking all the right questions, in our uncertain times, and her search for answers is inspiring. Writing that is full of insight and depth, and always feels refreshing. This book is invigorating and thought-provoking, rigorous, elegant, and compassionate. It is about thinking, healing, and connecting. We need more like it.' -- Tom Hiddleston 'Searching and consoling, When I Grow Up interrogates the beliefs we hold about life's stages, and the labels we yearn for and resist. It is a generous, illuminating exploration of what it means to grow up, why we want to, and how to know when you've done it.' -- Nell Stevens, author of Bleaker House 'A deeply compassionate book that made me think differently about not only what it means to be an adult but also what it means to be a human being.' -- Imogen West-Knights 'Incredibly insightful and helpful. Everyone could learn something from this book.' -- Olivia Petter, author of Millennial Love

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations

  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible