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The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever
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by Isy Suttie

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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-mch 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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  • Title The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever
  • Author Isy Suttie
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Harper Perennial
  • Date 2017-01-31
  • ISBN 9780062571977 / 0062571974
  • Weight 0.48 lbs (0.22 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.1 in (19.81 x 13.21 x 2.79 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: British
    • Sex & Gender: Feminine
  • Library of Congress subjects Adulthood, Comedians - Great Britain
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2016032314
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

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  • Booklist, 12/01/2016, Page 10
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/01/2016, Page 0
  • Publishers Weekly, 11/21/2016, Page 0

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