Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult - I’m Absolutely Fine! - Octopus

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    • ISBN:9781788400671
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018
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I’m Absolutely Fine!

A Manual for Imperfect Women

By Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult

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I'm Absolutely Fine! A Manual for Imperfect Women, the first book from columnists and bloggers The Midult, offers a wry, heartfelt, edgy look at what it is to be a grown-up woman.

'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.

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781788401043
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
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  • Imprint: Cassell