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  • Author:
    Anna Maxted
  • ISBN:
    0060096683
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060096687
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  • Publisher:
    William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (August 3, 2004)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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Behaving like adults : a novel. Behaving like adults : a novel.

Anna Maxted is a freelance writer and the author of the smash international bestsellers Getting Over It, Running in Heels, and Behaving Like Adults

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Anna Maxted is a freelance writer and the author of the smash international bestsellers Getting Over It, Running in Heels, and Behaving Like Adults.

Behaving Like Adults book. Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up - in spite of themselves.

Behaving Like Adults - Anna Maxted. I thought I had read something by Maxted before that I had enjoyed but judging by this novel I find that almost impossible to believe

Behaving Like Adults - Anna Maxted. I thought I had read something by Maxted before that I had enjoyed but judging by this novel I find that almost impossible to believe. If you delight in plots propelled by insipid characters who refuse to take the obvious necessary action for 300+ pages while behaving like total idiots in the meantime - this is the book for you!

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Behaving Like Adults. A huge thank you to: Jonny Geller (. Nige finds it ‘sad and grotesque’, but I tend to find it more ahhhh than aaaagh. It’s only because they want to be accepted. They want to find someone. They’re desperate to prove that they’re good enough.

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Anna Maxted was born in 1969. She graduated from Girton College, Cambridge University with a degree in English and started working as a reporter for the Jewish Chronicle

Anna Maxted was born in 1969. She graduated from Girton College, Cambridge University with a degree in English and started working as a reporter for the Jewish Chronicle. Later on, she became a freelance writer for numerous publications including the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror, Independent on Sunday, FHM, and Cosmopolitan. After her father died of a stroke, she wrote a piece about her grief which attracted interest from the book publishing industry. Her first novel, Getting over It, was published in 2000.

Another great novel from Anna Maxted. Published by Thriftbooks

Another great novel from Anna Maxted. Published by Thriftbooks. This book really gets you sucked in after 20 pages or so. If you are looking for a good and thought-provoking read that balances both comical and dramatic collusions then Behaving Like adults is right up your alley. I highly recommend giving this novel many read throughs. Enjoy! Great Chick Lit.

Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up - in spite of themselves. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are "beautiful inside and out." Though she's a successfulmatchmaker, she hasn't quite fulfilled her own relationship dreams (her ex-fiancé, Nick, seems unlikely to progress from his job as Mr. Elephant, children's party entertainer). So when her friends dare her to pick a man off the top of the pile, she's game.

But in one awful evening, the seemingly perfect Stuart turns out to be a completecad, and Holly's belief in the goodness of humanity takes a hit. What does it mean for her business and her romantic future if she can no longer trust her ability to read people? Holly's friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: to trust herself.

Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up -- in spite of themselves.


Dynen
I have loved Maxted's previous work, but maybe it was her attempt to tackle darker, heavier topics like date-rape and yet somehow try to maintain the breezy chick lit tone that made this novel slightly unpalatable. Also, again this could be in deference to subject matter, <i> Behaving Like Adults </i> just wasn't funny (even when it tried to be) and all of the minor characters seemed an awkward hodgepodge rather than a convincing group of friends and family.
6snake6
My first Anna Maxted book was Running In Heels- I purchased the paperback at an airport for a long flight home. I had never heard of Anna Maxted until that moment. I arrived home with 50% of the book still to read. I loved Running In Heels... There were many parts where I literally laughed right outloud. My husband would give me these sideways looks as if to say "you have fallen off your rocker". So I would have to read outloud to him the portion that made me laugh.
Her charactors came alive... Even though I don't have an eating disorder, I could feel Natalie's pain, when she was losing her hair, or when she would binge and then by sheer guilt would purge the food her mom had over abundantly filled in her fridge.
So on to Behaving Like Adults. This was my first ebook that I bought for my new kindle fire. I was fully expecting to feel the same pull towards the charactors that I did with Running In Heels.
It took quite a while to really feel a connection to Holly for me, and I am not quite sure why. I will tell you I felt her pain in the aftermath of her rape. And when she found out she wasn't pregant, it confused me as to why it took so long to tell Nick.
Maybe my connection to Holly was not made too quickly because the amount of charactors? I just don't know.
I did finish the book, and in the end i did enjoy it - just not quite as much as with Running In Heels.
That won't stop me from buying another kindle edition of Ms. Maxted's books though...
Mori
Behaving Like Adults focuses on the months before and after the lead character's--Holly--30th birthday. Holly owns her own business, which is a match making service, and employs a varied cast of characters, including her own sister.
Early in the book, Holly loses patience with her long term boyfriend because of his constant immaturity, and breaks up with him. However, the two keep in touch and obviously still care for each other, even though they have several disagreements. Holly takes advantage of her own business, selecting a date from the "top of the stack" for herself. Their second date ends in a case of date rape, understandably sinking Holly into a depression that negatively impacts her work, her friendships, and her relationships with her family.
As Holly fights to regain control of her sense of self and her life, events continue to explode around her. One of her sisters comes out about her homosexuality, the other believes her husband is having an affair, a cor-worker enjoys sudden success in his acting career, and two other friends hook up romantically. Most importantly, her ex-boyfriend discovers information about his past which changes his perspective on himself and his life.
Behaving Like Adults is well written, and the development of Holly's character is empathetic. Her parents are well drawn and most readers will want them for their own. The novel is not four stars because it is too long in several places, and tends to swing unevenly between comedy and sadness.
Morlunn
I loved "running in heels", and "getting over it." This was ok, but does not live up to the other two.
Thabel
When I picked up this book to read, I wasn't really sure what it was about and I didn't bother reading the jacket copy. I knew it would be chick lit, you can tell that by the cover. And I enjoy the genre. In fact, I've been so immersed in paranormal the last couple of years I've come to crave contemporary stories, be they chick lit or straight out romance.

The way I see it, there are two varieties of chick lit. You have the fluffy stories with the silly young heroine who goes through life making a series of funny mistakes which often lead to hijinks and misunderstandings. Usually she grows a little as a person, though sometimes over the course of a series she never seems to really learn anything (yes, I'm talking about you, Rebecca Bloomwood).

Then you have the stories that still include a lot of humor but have a little more depth to them, a heavier subject matter, and a heroine who faces real and serious adversity (not to belittle addiction to shopping since that can certainly cause real and serious problems for people, so don't glare at me Becky). The heroines in these stories definitely grow as a person, and often do some soul searching along the way.

Behaving Like Adults falls into the second category. Holly is 29, fun and breezy, and loves love. She owns and operates a dating agency, where her life's work is to make perfect matches for other people. She and her long time fiancee, Nick, bought a house together but never actually set a wedding date, and after breaking up, are still living together (though sleeping in separate rooms) in that same house three months later.

When Holly dips her own toes into the dating world, she goes out with Stuart, who has applied to the dating agency and seems on paper to be too good to be true. And sure enough, he's a caddish jerk and the date is a bust. But when Holly needs a date for an agency event, she gives Stuart a second chance. And that second date turns into a nightmare that leaves Holly questioning the validity of love, the goodness of the human race, and doubting her abilities and instincts for matchmaking. I'm not going into detail about that date, but if you read further you are likely to figure it out, so be warned that this could be a SPOILER ALERT.

There is a great supporting cast in Holly's sisters and friends. As Holly sank deeper and deeper into her own thoughts and began pulling away from socializing, work and her friends, there were times where I sort of wanted to shake her and say "Talk to them! Tell someone about what that jerk did to you!" But she has a hard time believing that she didn't bring her problems onto her self and putting the blame on Stuart rather than just on herself.

The narrative is in the first person from Holly's point of view, but the author does a good job of conveying the supporting character's personalities, so you feel as if you get to know them pretty well and know what they are thinking and feeling also.

There was just one tiny niggling detail that bothered me. Twice there is reference to calling 911. But do they use 911 in England? I thought the emergency services number there was 999 or something like that. Did the publisher's change it to 911 for us ignorant American readers? If so, I'm insulted.

Towards the end of the book, I cried. Literally. That doesn't happen very often when reading a book. I am definitely be adding Anna Maxted to my list of authors whose back lists I need to hunt down and read.