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Not Ready to Adult Yet A Totally Ill-informed Guide to Life:Animalnews

Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling Published in September 24, 2018, 4:08 am
 Not Ready to Adult Yet A Totally Ill-informed Guide to Life:Animalnews

Not Ready to Adult Yet A Totally Ill-informed Guide to Life:Animalnews


David Reply to on 17 August 2018
Wonderfully balanced combination of anecdotes, humour and reflection. A book that both makes you laugh and gets you thinking.
Mrs Alison Stirling
Mrs Alison Stirling Reply to on 26 August 2018
Brilliantly funny, loved it,
M. Moal
M. Moal Reply to on 24 August 2018
Absolutely loved it, could relate in so many ways as being a milenial myself, great piece of reading thank you Iain Stirling
Greg Reply to on 28 August 2018
Lots of funny anecdotes combining to create an interesting narrative and message.
Meg Reply to on 4 August 2018
This book is really funny, and unexpectedly thought provoking! My only problem with it is the definition of adulting, which I’m sure should be a verb not a noun, any fellow officers of the grammar police will understand :)
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jill loves to read Reply to on 28 August 2018
I've seen Iain Stirling do stand up, and found myself hooked on Love Island this year, thanks mostly to his running commentary, so I was looking forward to reading his first book...and it was even better than expected!

If you already know of Iain's work you will already know how incredibly funny he is to listen to, but would this translate over to the written word? The answer - Hell yeah!

Not Ready To Adult Yet takes the reader behind the scenes of Iain growing up as a millennial, and navigating the path to adulthood. There are lots of anecdotes that remind us that growing up is not plain sailing, and as well as giving the reader lots of laughs there are some important messages there too.

I am older than the target audience of this book (being part of Generation X rather than a millennial) but it resonated heaps with me too. Things are totally different to when I was entering adulthood, with no mobile phone, a dial up internet connection that would take forever, and knowing my best friends number off by heart from dialling it daily. But whether you are a millennial or not doesn't matter. This book is for all to read and enjoy!

The stories are brilliantly funny, but at the same time give food for thought and reflection about our own lives and what we judge as success or failure, how we make decisions and whether we are all becoming totally self obsessed and consumed. Iain has really put thought, and research into his work, which takes this away from an autobiography and into another realm where he uses his own experiences to question what we do, why we do it, and whether sometimes we should do things differently.

Be warned, if you are a fan, you may, like me, read the entire book in the voice of Iain Stirling which brings it even more to life. infact, the audio copy will be a brilliant listen if reading isnt your thing.

I admit, the book was more than I expected as it had that extra dynamic to just recounting tales of past experiences. I particularly enjoyed the section where he describes a holiday and cookies - a story that had me in fits of laughter.
lilistar Reply to on 28 August 2018
Not ready to adult yet is one of the funniest memoirs/ life lesson books I have read, I was constantly getting weird looks when reading this book in public with the loud laughter!

Iain makes every single thing even if it is sad, dam well hilarious! He has the ability to share some home truths without being too preachy and has been on many adventures that would happen in the average 'millennial' life along with some that seem could only just happen to him.

The interviews with other people especially his mum definitely add to the book and add a depth I wasn't expecting from a book with the author riding a scooter on the cover.

I would definitely recommend Not Ready to Adult yet or anyone who . . . . no just anyone it was that good!
Jill Rogers
Jill Rogers Reply to on 19 August 2018
Was really looking forward to reading a book by Ian Stirling- as I think he’s hilarious on love island and I have grown up watching him on CBBC. However, to say this book ruined my childhood impression of him is an understatement. I believed the writing would be funny- which it was in parts- but the humour was destroyed by Stirling’s constant need to swear. Every other word seemed to be awful language. I struggled on with the book, and eventually I had to stop reading as the language (and crude content) became too much. The humour fizzled out too, and became rather factual for a comedian. This is a real shame, as I do love his humour. I read this book courtesy of netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Julie R Kindle Customer
Julie R Kindle Customer Reply to on 5 August 2018
Many thanks to Iain Stirling, Harper Collins and NetGalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Meet Iain Stirling, millennial, former children's television presenter, stand up comedian, voice of Love Island and now author. With this book he invites into his world, that of a millennial. He regales us with tales from his life whilst also managing to speak about the life of millennials in general, (a millennial is born mid 1980's to mid to late 1990's.) From parenting, education, work and politics, Iain manages to speak, with humour and authority on this life and not forgetting the time he told an 8 year old to .........!
The book mixes humour with an interesting outlook on life. As a generation X it was interesting and funny to read Iain's recollections. I do feel that this book may be better suited to a younger generation ( millennnial ), however it was still good to read with several laugh out loud moments.
Lindsay Reply to on 29 July 2018
This book has all the humour and warmth you expect from the host of love island as well as a no nonsense look at life through the eyes of a millennial. It felt like I was sat having a chat over coffee with a good friend which I think is a good thing in a biography. You can hear Iain speaking through the words in this book. Loved it.
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