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Thanks for Waiting

Author: Doree Shafrir  

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An honest, witty, and insightful memoir about what happens when your coming-of-age comes later than expected, from the co-host of the hit podcast Forever35 . Doree Shafrir was one of Gawker's early hires and one of the first editors at BuzzFeed; at both sites, she authored countless viral articles. Just before she turned forty, she published her first novel, and one year later, she quit her journalism career and co-launched Forever35 , a wildly successful self-care podcast. Despite all of her success, Doree thinks of herself as a late bloomer, often out of sync with her various cohorts. She was the Gen Xer at the tech startup who refused to wear the unicorn onesie. She met her husband on Tinder in her late thirties, after many of her friends had already gotten married, started families, and entered couples' counseling. After a long fertility struggle, she is now a first-time mom on the other side of forty. Ditto starting her own small business. Now, in her debut memoir, Doree explores the enormous pressures we feel, especially as women, to hit certain milestones at certain times and how we can redefine what it means to be a late bloomer. She writes about everything from dating to infertility, to how friendships evolve as you get older, to why being pregnant at forty-one is unexpectedly freeing--all with the goal of appreciating the lives we've lived so far and the lives we still hope to live. Thanks for Waiting is about how achieving the milestones you thought were so important don't always happen on the timeline you imagined. In a world of 30 Under 30 lists, this book is a welcome reminder that it's okay to live life at your own speed.

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Critic Reviews

“"Tender, funny, and endlessly reassuring, Thanks for Waiting is a much-needed reminder that certain things take time. This is a keen-eyed, heartfelt memoir about ambition, expectation, and the sweet surrender of relinquishing a schedule. . . . A coming-of-age story that's truly of the moment and spectacularly good for morale." --Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record "In a society where women are told to arrange their lives on a certain time line, Doree Shafrir's memoir is a welcome reality check. Thanks for Waiting is an honest look at the ups and downs of creating the life you really want and a must-read for anyone wondering, Am I doing this right? An empowering, deeply relatable, deeply resonant look at being in charge of your own fate." --Kayleen Schaefer, author of Text Me When You Get Home and But You're Still So Young”

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About the Author

Doree Shafrir is the author of the novel Startup and the cohost of the podcasts Forever35 and Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure . She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Product Details

Publisher
Random House Usa Inc | Ballantine Books
Published
29th June 2021
Pages
304
ISBN
9780593156742
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