I’m Absolutely Fine!

A Manual for Imperfect Women

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Pub Date 13 Jun 2019 | Archive Date Not set

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

'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'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.

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

'A genius book. So funny, so wise, so cool and above all so USEFUL. I couldn't love it more. I am buying it...


Advance Praise

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

'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

'A genius book. So funny, so wise, so cool and above all so USEFUL. I couldn't love it more. I am buying it...


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What made me want to read this book, in all honesty, was the full title. I’m Absolutely Fine!: A Manual for Imperfect Women. Being an imperfect woman myself I had to know what this book held in store. Now while the book is clever and funny and there are moments where it feels like the authors are inside my brain and speaking directly to my own insecurities and worries etc I do however think that for me personally (as a childless millennial) I may not quite be the target audience but I did enjoy this book. This book feels like one I should hang on to until I’m a little bit older and then it may appeal to me more. That being said it is an interesting look at what it means to be a woman.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. This book made me laugh so much! I loved it! So relatable and something to cheer your day up with as well as making you realise your not alone and are not the only one. I couldn't stop reading this, it really made me giggle (maybe a little too much at times).

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This was an interesting book. I thought the information presented was well laid out and flowed well. I really enjoyed reading it and want to try and start implementing some of what I read.

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Great book for us Midults it's funny and witty and full of moments I can relate to. It's a good book to make you smile and think you are not alone out there there are people just like me. One for me to buy all my other friends who need to read about like as Midult.

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I was overjoyed to receive an advanced copy of I´m Absolutely Fine from Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan. I didn´t know of their blog - Midulthood before reading the book but I have become a big fan of their witty, sensitive and heartfelt writing. Their insight into many of the tough issues that women face in their 30s and 40s is quite valuable and I look forward to following their podcast and exploring their blog in the future.

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Funny irreverent a delight to read a book you’ll want to share discuss with your friends,An entertaining life guide.#netgalley#0ctupusbooks.

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If you’ve ever opened The Midult’s weekly newsletter and attracted stares from your fellow commuters because you’re chortling away, you’ll love this. If you enjoy irreverent, knowing writing that never takes itself too seriously, it’s absolutely for you. Witty, cheering and never patronising, this will be given to many people as a gift, and with good reason.

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This is such a good book. I got part way through and got frustrated by it being a pdf so I purchased the kindle version. I’ve recommended it to so many people, I recommend it to everyone over a certain age. It’s great. I can’t say any more without spoiling it, but if you are approaching middle age and have a sense of humour, you will love this.

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As someone approaching 30 and still wondering where 23 went and wondering why on earth people are looking at me like I know what I’m doing - this was a breath of fresh, hilarious air. I felt ‘seen’ and understood and felt a type of solidarity with the women who wrote this and who this book is aimed at. The writing is brilliant. It’s fresh and entertaining and brings up so many things that happen to us and ridiculous thoughts we have. This is one of those books you read and nod along with whilst laughing and going ‘I do that!’ ‘That’s me!’ This would be a brilliant treat for yourself or a friend, and a great conversation starter 😊

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This book is hilarious I don’t think you would be able to get through the whole book without smiling. It has sections for everyone to enjoy and read. Thumbs up on this beaut.

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The founders of the webpage “themidult.com“, journalists and friends, have decided to spread their word also in print. Their look at women in the middle of their adulthood – thanks to experience now a lot more realistic than in their twenties, but also at a point where everyday stress and responsibilities often keep them from doing what they really want to do – is often funny, highly entertaining and most of all simply true. There is no need anymore to embellish anything, life is what it is when you have celebrated your fortieth birthday, yet, things aren’t too bad either. I was quite astonished when reading the book by the sheer range of topics they address. From the job situation to motherhood, aches here and there and the question of finding the perfect – or at least a fitting partner – at that age, or simply not wanting to find one. All the memories and experiences you gathered, the mistakes you made, those you regret and other you are grateful for, dieting and getting finally rid of society’s dictation of how you have to look. Masses of lists not to be taken too seriously and more than once the realisation that they are talking about you. It’s not a manual about how to live and what to do. It is much more a kind of inventory control of where women at that age are in life and the message is obvious (since it is already clearly visible in the subtitle): we are imperfect, but that’s ok. Written in a very light-hearted and joyful tone, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Excellent! Insightful and side splittingly funny . The knowledgeable best friend you wish you had. Review is scheduled for publication date.

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