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I’m Absolutely Fine!

A Manual for Imperfect Women, from the Creators of the Midult
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

I'm absolutely fine but I slightly need to pee, I followed the road less travelled and now I don't know where the hell I am, I may bleed to death shaving my legs, my soul aches, another week has ended without me becoming accidentally rich, I just put my keys in the fridge, unexpected object in the bagging area, I'll have a café mocha vodka Valium latte to go please, where's my phone? My anxieties have anxieties, no...not like that - here, I'll do it, do I have to do everything? WTF?

Is it just me? We gnaw on that, don't we? Is it just me? Well, look around. Look at the rage, the resolution, the 'hear me roar', the panic, the power, the chin hairs, the shame, the empathy, the conversation, the sheer potential.

Welcome to Midulthood. A place where we recognise that we are all more alike than we are unalike. Of course it's not just you. If we're not in it together, we're not in it at all....

From sex (What Could Possibly Go Wrong) to self-image (Does This Straightjacket Make Me Look Fat?), I'm Absolutely Fine is a wry look at real life, real wisdom and real information framed in fun.

Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan founded The Midult in 2016. They are journalists, worriers and incredibly good friends. Annabel has written for everybody from The Times to Vogue, while Emilie has been Features Editor of the Evening Standard and Deputy Editor of Tatler. Together they write a Midult column in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Annabel has a column in the Evening Standard's ES Magazine. Emilie is sunshine, Annabel is brimstone and together they wrote this book, lying on the floor a lot and stroking their beards.  

©2018 Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan (P)2018 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"A genius book. So funny, so wise, so cool and above all so useful. I couldn't love it more. I am buying it for every one of my friends." (India Knight)

"I have been waiting for this book my entire life. It's brilliant." (Claudia Winkleman) 

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Very entertaining and relatable!

This is not a book that will have useful instructions but this is a book that will make you feel like you belong. That all women go through the same things and fight the same battles regardless of our social status and personal circumstances. It's very refreshing to read a book that doesn't tell you to put a smile on your face and keep pushing while falling apart inside. However the best part is that it does that without being patronising and convincing you to compromise on any part of your life. Be strong when you need to and just be you the rest of the time. Not the cheerful or the very best version of yourself but just simply 'you'. Great read that definitely helped to put things in perspective.

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Should Warn! Strong Pelvic Floor Required!!

I have never laughed so much! Mainly because I could relate to so much of this book! Does also discuss serious topics but in a forgiving way that says it's okay, it's normal! I will listen to this again. Love that Annabel and Emilie narrated it themselves as it then comes to life in the tone that they meant it.

Have recommended to my sisters and friends (all around the Midult age!).

Thank you ladies, I highly recommend this read!

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Get it! Immediately!

laughed until I wet myself a little 😂 if ever there was an inner monologue of a woman's brain... this. is. it.
Every woman must read this...possibly every man too.

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Not as good as the intro promised.

The introduction had me hooked. I felt like I'd be listening to a variety of views and advice and sharing of authentic stuff. But no, it's just a series of lists and memes and has about as much depth as an Instagram feed.

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brilliant funny

loved this book very funny and relatable. really reccomend this book to all women out there

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A fantastic book for women!

Loved it!! So true!! A really funny, honest look at the many plates women have to spin. I will recommended it to all my friends!

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A fantastic book! A must read.

A great book that serves no other purpose than to affirm that you are not alone!

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All true! I loved it!

So relatable and honest and funny! Recommended to all my girlfriends!
I enjoyed this immensely