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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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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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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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great funny

really great listen a fun audio with plenty of humour romesh great to listen to

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Cracking

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

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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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Really good and so funny.

I love that Romesh reads this and wow he is so funny. You find yourself relating to things he says in the book straight away. I’m now gonna get started on his straight out of Crawley book

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Great book by a great comedian

Liked romesh as a comedian so thought would try his book and was not disappointed,

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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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Romesh delivers again

another banger from Romesh highly recommend both audio books and as good as it gets rolls straight of the back of straight out of Crawley

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Always a pleasure!

Always finish Romesh's audiobooks. Very funny and really interesting. As usual! Keep it up Romesh! When's the next one coming out?? haha