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Not Ready to Adult Yet

A Totally Ill-informed Guide to Life
Narrated by: Iain Stirling
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Summary

Comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the BAFTA award-winning smash hit Love Island. Despite his many accolades and his mum telling him he’s her ‘special little soldier’ every day, Iain still struggles with everyday adult life. What a textbook millennial.

Looking back at his journey to adulthood, Iain explores why millennials are the way they are - and whether that makes us self-obsessed, work-shy, mollycoddled egomaniacs or just a misunderstood generation with a crippling fear of failure.

Millennials have been celebrated and scorned; they’re the envy, fascination and disgrace of the world. But is there more to this #selfie- and avocado-obsessed generation that can’t grow up than meets the eye?

Throughout life millennials have been taught that they are perfect and should live a perfect life. They’ve been told, whatever happens, don’t fuck up. And then they enter the real world. And failure quickly rears its ugly head. A head millennials weren’t warned about and definitely aren’t ready for.

Iain knows a lot about fucking up. And he’s ready to share.

Funny, provocative and full of his trademark razor-sharp wit, this is Iain’s guide to what life is really like for millennials and how they can navigate it better.

©2018 Iain Stirling (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Don't ignore this if you're not a Love Island fan

I was some what sceptical about buying this, as I'm not a love island fan and I only know a little bit about Iain's stand up career. I'm so glad to have picked this up. Iain's story is incredibly relatable and an enjoyable read. I'll be looking forward to seeing him on tour at some point in the future.

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Brilliant!

After a few chapters I nearly gave up as thought this wasn't for me. But so glad I didn't as turned out to be a really inspirational read and very funny. Great narration by the author as well.

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unexpectedly inspirational

Part comedy and part self-help book - I got a lot more out of this than simple entertainment. Brilliant and funny. Loved it.

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Fantastic and hilarious!

Great to listen to, such a true understanding of issues modern young adults face, with hilarious anecdotes to accompany them. Includes a number of rightly referenced comments from Simon Sinek, whom I have listened to several times on Youtube, explaining why we "millennials" are struggling "to adult". Thoroughly enjoyed this and will recommend to others! Thanks Iain!

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A great easy funny little listen.

Was surprised at how much I enjoyed this, funny and light hearted listen, Iain tells his stories really well.

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If you want to feel better about your failures...

Fab book, somehow identified with someone I have nothing in common with! Good read, even for a Gen-X er!

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Wonderful

This is the one happy sad funny touching and you will cry at the last few minutes of the book. Wonderful

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brilliant

Loved every second! Couldn't turn it off and received some funny looks from my colleagues as I laughed my head off!!

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great listen

great listen, had me laughing out loud while cringing at the same time from the situations Iain has found him self in.

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Great Banter

Iain Stirling gives a review of his life truthfully with his completely honest funny opinions